1933 – Born this year in the United States.
– William Gordon Bowen came to Princeton’s Graduate School from Denison University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, co-chairman of the student government, and Ohio Conference tennis champion.
– After taking his Ph.D., he joined the faculty as a member of the Department of Economics.
1972 – He was also a superb money manager and fund-raiser. Princeton’s endowment grew from $625 million to more than $2 billion at the time of Bowen’s departure.