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Alexander Heard

AKA George Alexander Heard

Born: 14-Mar-1917
Birthplace: Savannah, GA
Died: 24-Jul-2009
Location of death: Nashville, TN
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1963-82

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1943-46)

Father: Richard Willis Heard
Mother: Virginia Lord Nesbet
Wife: Laura Jean Keller ("Jean", m. 17-Jun-1949, until his death, three sons, one daughter)
Son: Stephen
Son: Christopher
Son: Frank
Daughter: Cornelia Heard

    University: BA, University of North Carolina (1938)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1948)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1951)
    Professor: Political Science, University of North Carolina (1950-63)
    Administrator: Dean, Graduate School, University of North Carolina
    Administrator: Chancellor, Vanderbilt University (1963-82)

    Ford Foundation Chairman (1972-88)
    US State Department Vice Consul, and Asst., Economic Warfare Div., Quito (1941-43)
    Member of the Board of Time, Inc.
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Southern Political Science Association President (1961-62)

Author of books:
A Two-Party South? (1952)
Money and Politics (1956)
The Cost of Democracy (1960)
The Lost Years in Graduate Education (1963)


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