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JOHN BRADEMAS

Indiana & Brasenose 1950 (2 March 1927 – 11 July 2016)

JOHN BRADEMAS

Dr John Brademas, born in Mishawaka, graduated Oxford with a DPhil in Politics. He went on to be a Democrat Congressman for 22 years, championing education and increased government funding for the arts. 1981 to 1992 he became New York University’s 13th president and created its global reputation today. He was a skilled politician and fundraiser which led to great achievements: he raised $8000 million for NYU, almost doubled its endowment, recruited top Scholars, created new fields of study, grew the campus and established NYU study programs in Cyprus, Egypt, France, Israel and Japan. In 2005, NYU setup the John Brademas Centre for the Study of Congress, a research and teaching facility. Throughout his life he received a plethora of honorary degrees and awards, including the Distinguished Friend of Oxford. External link <https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/nyregion/john-brademas-indiana-congressman-and-nyu-president-dies-at-89.html?_r=1>