Goheen, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1919-2008

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Robert F. Goheen was the president of Princeton University from July 1957 until March 1971.

Robert Francis (Bob) Goheen was born in India in August 1919, where his father was a Presbyterian medical missionary. He lived in India until he was fifteen, when he enrolled in the Lawrenceville School, graduating two years later. He entered Princeton University as a member of the class of 1940, and graduated with Highest Honors in the Humanities Program. After one year of graduate study with the Department of Classics, Goheen joined the Army in November 1941, five months after he married. He continued his graduate studies after the War, and was awarded an M.A. in 1947 and a Ph.D. in 1948. Following his doctorate, he was immediately appointed as an Instructor in the Department of Classics, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1950. After retirement as President he became president of the Council on Foundations in 1972. In 1977 Goheen returned to his country of birth as the United States Ambassador to India, a post in which he remained until 1980. He became a senior fellow of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School after his return.

From the description of Robert F. Goheen papers, 1939-2000. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 85773568

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creatorOf Princeton University. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1959-1971. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Editorial Office. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Project Editor's records, 1945-1979. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984. Autograph collection, 1446-2001. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Goheen, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1919-2008. Robert F. Goheen papers, 1939-2000. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Robert Goheen Oral History Collection, 2004-2006. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Goheen, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1919-2008. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1959. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999, 1830-1869 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives.
referencedIn Wyzanski, Charles Edward. Charles E. (Charles Edward) Wyzanski papers. 1930-1968. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Crane, Jasper, 1881-1969. Papers, 1893-1970, (bulk 1926-1969). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Council on Foundations, 1991-1992 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Princeton University. Office of the President. Pyne Honor Prize records, 1930-1969. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Griffin, Donald Worner. Donald Worner Griffin papers, 1922-1988. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Lichtenberg, Naomi A.,. Oral history interviews of the Council on Foundations Oral History Project, 1991-1992. Indiana University
referencedIn Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Igor Stravinsky collection, 1964-1967. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Princeton University. Office of the President. Office of the President records: Robert F. Goheen, 1924-1978. Princeton University Library
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New Jersey--Princeton
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India
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Endowments--United States
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World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1919-08-15

Death 2008-03-31

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