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News Release (February 22, 1967)


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News Release (February 22, 1967)
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New College News Release, New College Inauguration, February 22, 1967; Biography of John van Gaasbeek Elmendorf, Second President of New College
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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February 22, 1967


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History -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
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News release
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United States -- Florida -- Sarasota


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NEW COLLEGE NEWS R ELEASE NEH COLLEGE INAUGURATION FEBRUARY 22, 1967 Biography of JOHN van GAASBEEK ELMENDORF Second President of New College NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION Dr. John van G. Elmendorf l-7as named to be president of NeH College j 1965. He.had been vice president of Brown University since 1961 and for eight Y.ears vice president, dean of the faculty, and professor of at Mexico City College. Dr. Elmendorf has spent most of his life in the field of education. A native of Net-7 Jersey, he obtained a preparatory school education at Choate, attended the University of North Carolina, earning his bachelor's degree before \oJorld Har II and returning later to add both the master's and doctor's degrees, At Brown in 1961 he was awarded an additional master's degree. He went directly to a position as principal of an Arkansas high school and two years later moved to Net l England to teach languages at Hopkins Gramnn r School in Connecticut and the Putney School in Vermont. Hhile doing advanced l-70rk at the University of North Carolina, he taught for several years as a grc:: ate instructor in French and Spanish. Dr. Elmendorf l-7as named executive director of the Hexican-American Institute in Mexico City in 1950 and in 1953 joined l-1exico City College, leaving in 1961 to take the post of vice president at Brown. He also tvas president and trustee of Hexico City Academy from 1959-6: He is a member of the Executive Board of the Anglo-American Committee for the United Nations and was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for six years. He served with the Military Intelligence branch of the United States Army in \.Jorld Har II and was decorated four times. Dr. Elmendorf. is married to the former Mary Tillery Lindsay of St. No.C. Mrs. Elmendorf started the CARE program in Mexico and was Chief of the CARE Mission for nine years. She is active in international welfare work (AFS;.;> The Elmendorfs have avo children, a son who is a sophomore at Amherst, and a daughter of high school age. -30-

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