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Bok, Derek Curtis (Derek)

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Lawyers


1930 - He was born on the 22nd of March in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

1951 - He graduated B.A from Stanford University.

1954 - He was awarded J.D at Harvard Law School.

1958 - He finished A.M at George Washington University.

         - He taught law at Harvard.

1968-1971 - He served as dean of the law school at Harvard Law School.

1971-1991 - He became the university president.

2006 - After 15 years away from the Harvard presidency, Bok returned to lead the university on an interim basis after Lawrence Summers's resigned on the 1st of July.

2007 - He will be replace by Drew Gilpin Faust on the 1st of July.


Page last updated: 5:20am, 15th Aug '07

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