Former president at Miami, UGA president dies

Published: Friday, January 2, 2009 at 1:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 2, 2009 at 1:58 p.m.

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) Henry King Stanford, the longtime former president of the University of Miami, has died in Georgia. He was 92.

University officials said Stanford died New Year's Day in Americus.

He was president at Miami from 1962 until his retirement in 1981. In 1986, he stepped in as interim president at the University of Georgia after then-leader Fred Davison resigned amid accusations he inflated grades for athletes.

Early in his career, Stanford served as president of Georgia Southwestern College, now Georgia Southwestern State University, in Americus from 1948 to 1950. He was president of Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College & State University, in Milledgeville from 1953 to 1956. From 1957 to 1962, he lead Birmingham (Ala.) Southern College.

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