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Former Stanford University president Richard Lyman dies

Tenure spanned tumultuous period of student protest over war, weapons research, civil rights

Richard Lyman, whose tenure as provost and later president of Stanford University spanned a tumultuous period of student protest over the Vietnam War, weapons research and civil rights, died of congestive heart failure Sunday, May 27, at Channing House in Palo Alto. He was 88.

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Posted by Arch Conservative
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Dr Wallace Sterling was the finest University President that Stanford has ever had and Dr Kenneth Pitzer was far down the list. And it was under Dr Sterling's tenure that Timm Williams first came to Stanford to give his support to it's athletic teams.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on May 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

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Dick Lyman was a scholar and a gentleman - a superb combination of skills and ability.


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Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm

This is such a loss to the Channing House community.

My sympathy to Jing Lyman and family and friends.


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