Summary: president of Kent State University in the aftermath of the 1970 killings of four students by National Guardsmen who helped to find constructive ways of bringing about change after the tragic event, and who was a consultant to President John F. Kennedy on the creation of the Peace Corps and played a role in the formation of Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA).
Cause of Death: Heart and kidney disease
Born: February 28, 1921
Died: March 11, 2006
Location: Sherwood, Oregon