Education: Vigorous Sort

When Historian Charles Seymour turned in his resignation as president of Yale University last spring (TIME, April 18), he gave the university corporation a year's advance notice so that its 19 members would have plenty of time to find "fresh leadership of the most vigorous sort" to replace him.

Last week the corporation made its choice: vigorous, bumper-jawed 43-year-old Yale history Professor Alfred Whitney Griswold. A Yaleman himself (class of '29), Griswold had started out with literary ambitions.* But after a summer stint in a Wall Street brokerage office, he went back to Yale to teach. Since then he has been a...

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