James Alfred, Perkins 1911-

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James A. Perkins was born on October11, 1911 in Philadelphia, and attended the Germantown Friends' School. He graduated with high honors in 1934 from Swarthmore College, and received a doctorate in political science from Princeton in 1937. He remained at Princeton until 1941, first as an instructor of political science, later as an assistant professor and assistant director of the School of Public and International Affairs. During World War II., Perkins served in the Office of Price Administration and the Foreign Economic Administration. From 1945 to 1950, he was vice president of Swarthmore College. In 1950 he joined the Carnegie Corporation as an executive associate, and in 1951 became vice president. From 1951 to 1963, Perkins served as vice president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. From 1963 to 1969, he served as the seventh president of Cornell University

From the guide to the James Perkins papers, 1963-1969., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

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creatorOf James Perkins papers, 1963-1969. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Adams, Morton, 1910- person
associatedWith Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Allen, James Edward. person
associatedWith American Council on Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Ashby, Eric, 1904- person
associatedWith Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Black, Max, 1909- person
associatedWith Brewster, Kingman, 1919- person
associatedWith Bundy, McGeorge. person
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, Van Alan. person
associatedWith Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell United Religious Work. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Board of Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Commission of April, 1968. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Commission on Undergraduate Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Commission to Study the New York State College of Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Committee on Student Involvement in Decision Making. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Cornell Latin American year. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Division of Biological Sciences. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University Medical College corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Residential Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Six-Year Ph.D. Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. University Faculty. corporateBody
associatedWith Corson, Dale R. person
associatedWith Dean, Arthur H. person
associatedWith Demorest, Jean-Jacques. person
associatedWith Donlon, Mary H. person
associatedWith Einaudi, Mario, 1904- person
associatedWith Ford Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Freeman, Orville L. person
associatedWith Gardner, John William, 1912- person
associatedWith Guerlac, Henry. person
associatedWith Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986 person
associatedWith Johnson, Herbert F. person
associatedWith Kahin, George McTurnan. person
associatedWith Kahn, Alfred E. (Alfred Edward). person
associatedWith Kelly, Burnham. person
associatedWith Kennedy, W. Keith, 1919- person
associatedWith Konvitz, Milton Ridvas, 1905- person
associatedWith Linowitz, Sol M., 1913- person
associatedWith Long, Franklin A. 1910- person
associatedWith Malott, Deane W. (Deane Waldo), 1898- person
associatedWith Mizener, Arthur M. person
associatedWith Morse, Chandler. person
associatedWith Muller, Steven, 1927- person
associatedWith National Collegiate Athletic Association. corporateBody
associatedWith National Science Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Floyd R. (Floyd Roy), 1890-1990 person
associatedWith New York Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Noyes, Jansen. person
associatedWith Olin, John M. person
associatedWith Olin, Spencer T. person
associatedWith Palm, Charles E. person
associatedWith Perkins, James Alfred, 1911- person
associatedWith Purcell, Robert W. person
associatedWith Queeny, Edgar M. (Edgar Montsanto), 1897-1968 person
associatedWith Rockefeller Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Rockefeller, Laurance Spelman. person
associatedWith Rossiter, Clinton Lawrence, 1917-1970 person
associatedWith Sindler, Allan P. person
associatedWith Sproull, Robert L. person
associatedWith State University of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Students for a Democratic Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Turner, James E. person
associatedWith Upson, Maxwell M. person
associatedWith Uris, Harold D. person
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Ithaca (N.Y.)
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Birth 1911

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