Education: Robinson Out

No U. S. college president has had a more turbulent career than New York City College's bustling, goateed President Frederick Bertrand Robinson, 55. A telegrapher's son, Brooklyn-born Frederick Robinson graduated from City College, started as a teacher in the city's public schools in 1904 and hustled his way up through the ranks to become his alma mater's president in 1927. As quick as you could say Frederick Robinson, he founded a School of Business, more than doubled his college's enrollment. He became one of the highest-salaried ($21,000) heads of one of the largest...

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