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Harold D. Richardson

Tenth President
1959 - 1960

On December 24, 1959, the day following President Grady Gammage's death, Harold D. Richardson was named Acting President of the university. He served in that capacity for nine months, after which he resumed his duties as Academic Vice President and Professor of Education. Despite his short tenure, Richardson continued to guide the university along a smooth course of successes and accomplishments, earning the admiration and respect of his colleagues and students.