Sanford Atwood

 

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: president of Emory University in Atlanta from 1963 to 1977 best remembered for standing behind religion professor Thomas Altizer who claimed "God is dead" in 1965 after the Methodist Church threatened to cut of funding if the professor was not fired.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brain hemorrhage

 

Born: December 3, 1912

 

Died: December 2, 2002

 

Location: Asheville, North Carolina