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Interim president Henry King Stanford dies - Announcements
December 2008 Issue
Henry King Stanford Henry King Stanford, who served as interim UGA president for one year, died in Americus on New Year’s Day. He was 92. Stanford had retired from a nearly 30-year career as a college president when he agreed to temporarily fill the position vacated by President Fred C. Davison, who died in 2004. Charles Knapp succeeded Stanford, becoming president in July 1987 and serving until 1997. “Henry King Stanford is a real hero of Georgia history,” UGA President Michael F. Adams said. “Though his decades of public service and leadership included only a short time at the University of Georgia, his impact on the institution was substantial. He steered UGA through tumultuous waters, refocused the institution on its core mission, and prepared it for much of the progress made in the years since he was president.” Stanford was president of the University of Miami from 1962 to 1981. He also had been president of Georgia Southwestern College (now …
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