Education: Goheen Goes

At 15, Robert F. Goheen coolly announced that he was going to become president of Princeton University. Born in India, the son of a Presbyterian medical missionary, he then swept (cum laude) through Princeton's feeder prep school, Lawrenceville. He worked his way through Princeton selling football tickets, graduated in 1940 with the school's top honor prize. After earning his doctorate (thesis: "The Imagery of Sophocles' Antigone") at Princeton, he joined the faculty and became head of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program, which aids future college teachers. When Princeton's trustees began looking for a new president to replace Dr. Harold W. Dodds,...

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