Bok, Derek

Bok, Derek (Curtis)

(1930–  ) university president; born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He taught labor and antitrust law at Harvard Law School, where he was also a reformist dean (1968–71), before becoming president of Harvard University (1971–90). Bok's books include Beyond the Ivory Tower (1982), Higher Learning (1986) and Universities and the Future of America (1990).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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