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Clark Kerr
Birth: May 17, 1911
Stony Creek
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 2003
El Cerrito
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Higher education administrator and reformer. Published the Master Plan for Higher Education in California in 1960 which resulted in a Time magazine (October 17, 1960) cover story and which directed higher education in California and which as a model influenced college and university development nationwide. Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley from 1952 to 1958, and, President of the University of California system from 1958 to 1967. Campuses at San Diego, Irvine and Santa Cruz were added during his tenure. Kerr was the focus of intense debate during the Free Speech Movement on the Berkeley campus in 1964, and was fired in January, 1967 by the Board of Regents after Ronald Reagan became Governor for not dealing aggressively enough with student protestors. Named chairman of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education in 1973. Prolific author on the subjects of higher education and labor economics including The Uses of the University (1963); Future of Industrial Societies: Convergence or Continuning Diversity (1983); and, The Blue and The Gold, a two volume personal memoir of the University of California, published in 2001 and 2002. (bio by: GravesScribe) 
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  Catherine Kerr (1911 - 2011)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: GravesScribe
Record added: Dec 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8162385
Clark Kerr
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Those were wild and crazy times!!!
- Old Coot
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