Fred Harvey Harrington

Fred Harvey Harrington (June 24, 1912 April 8, 1995) was an American educator and President of the University of Wisconsin from 1962 to 1970.

Born in Watertown, New York, Harrington received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his masters and doctorate degrees from New York University. He taught at Washington Square College and then moved to Madison, Wisconsin to teach history at University of Wisconsin and was chairman of the department of history. He served as vice president for academic affairs and then of the university. From 1962 until 1970, Harrington served as President of the University of Wisconsin. In 1970, Harrington resigned as president because of the student unrest. He then served as a Ford Foundation adviser in India and then return to the University of Wisconsin to teach history. Harrington retired in 1982 and died in Madison, Wisconsin.[1][2]


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