Donald Kennedy

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Donald Kennedy
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8th President of Stanford University
In office
August 1, 1980 – September 1, 1992
Preceded byRichard W. Lyman
Succeeded byGerhard Casper
Provost of Stanford University
In office
1979–1980
Preceded byGerald J. Lieberman
Succeeded byAlbert M. Hastorf
Personal details
Born(1931-08-18)August 18, 1931
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 21, 2020(2020-04-21) (aged 88)
Redwood City, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Robin Kennedy
ChildrenPage Kennedy, Julia Kennedy-Tussing
Step-children: Cameron Kennedy, Jamie Hamill
Alma materHarvard University
ProfessionProfessor, Journalist, Scientist

Donald Kennedy (August 18, 1931 – April 21, 2020)[1] was an American scientist, public administrator and academic. He served as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (1977–79), President of Stanford University (1980–92), and editor-in-chief of Science (journal) (2000–08).

Kennedy resigned as president of Stanford University in 1992 in the wake of a scandal involving expenses charged to the federal government.[2]

Kennedy died of COVID-19 in Redwood City, California on April 21, 2020 at the age of 88.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kennedy chronology". news.stanford.edu. July 29, 1991. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  2. MERL, JEAN (30 July 1991). "Stanford President, Beset by Controversies, Will Quit : Education: Donald Kennedy to step down next year. Research scandal, harassment charge plagued university" – via LA Times.
  3. Sullivan, Kathleen J. (April 21, 2020). "Donald Kennedy, Stanford's eighth president, dead at 88". Stanford University. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  4. "Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy dies at 88 of COVID-19". Palo Alto Weekly. April 21, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2020.