Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth, MD, who served as chancellor for 24 of his more than 65 years of service to Washington University in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Sept. He was Danforth, who was also an emeritus trustee, led the university into an era of remarkable accomplishment in higher education, scholarship and clinical care. During his chancellorship from to , Washington University grew in national and international recognition for its teaching and research. The university strengthened its academic programs, significantly expanded resources for scholarship and scientific discovery, and completed its transition from a local college to a national research university. Louis region. Buoyed by a faith in simple virtues, he always led with the optimism that hard work and a sense of purpose could effect positive change.
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He was Danforth was born in St. Danforth, the founder of Ralston Purina Co. He graduated from St. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in , after which he completed an internship at a Washington University hospital.
William H. Danforth II, who took the reins of Washington University during a period of financial uncertainty and cultural strife and helped defuse animosities by reading bedtime stories to students, has died. He was Achieving nobility required a lot of money.
William H. Louis, Missouri in Danforth was raised in Charleston, Missouri. Ralston's checkerboard logo evolved from a personal development concept Danforth put forth in his book I Dare You!