Martha E. Peterson

 

 

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: former president of Barnard College in the turbulent Vietnam War era who was known for fostering calm on her campus during the late 1960's and early 1970's when student demonstrations roiled on the neighboring campus of Columbia University.

 

 

Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease

 

Born: June 22, 1916

 

Died: July 14, 2006

 

Location: Madison, Wisconsin