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Volume 58, Number 15
Duke University, Durham N. C.
Friday, November 2, 1962
Trustees Name President:
Douglas Maitland Knight
The Board o£ Trustees elected a new President
of the University this morning. He is Dr. Douglas
Maitland Knight, 41-year-old president of Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Dr. Knight will succeed Dr. J. Deryl Hart, who
is nearing the mandatory retirement age. He will
assume office sometime during the 1963-64 academic year, remaining at Lawrence for an indeterminate time in order to fulfill his responsibilities.
DR. KNIGHT BECAME president of Lawrence College nine years ago. He was previously a
member of the English department faculty at Yale
Dr. Knight has received three degrees from
Yale. He earned his A.B. in 1942, the M.A. in 1944,
and the Ph.D. in 1946. His first book, Alexander
Pope and the Heroic Tradition, was published in
1951. He is completing work on one section of a
definitive edition of Pope's Iliad and Odyssey.
Dr. Knight is married and the father of four
sons, aged five to 16.
The selection of Dr. Knight ends a search that
actually began before Dr. Hart became President.
Dr. Hart was appointed as an interim president
after the resignation of Dr. A. Hollis Edens in
BUNYAN S. WOMBLE, chairman of the
Trustees, said "I am confident that Dr. Knight
will provide Duke University with the type of aggressive, wise and dedicated leadership which these
challenging times demand." Thomas L. Perkins,
chairman of The Duke Endowment, said Dr.
Knight is the type of man that James B. Duke envisioned to operate the University.