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Tenth President Harold D. Richardson (Acting) 1959-60
At left of photo, presenting ASU Story to former Arizona Congressman John R. Murdock.
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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.

President Richardson, 1959-60

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