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David D. Denker, Ph.D., (1915-1992)

David D. Denker, Ph.D., served as president of the College from 1967-1969.

Dr. Denker was appointed president of the College on October 26, 1966. Prior to starting his term as president of the College on July 1, 1967, Dr. Denker served in various capacities at Rutgers University including assistant to Rutgers University President Mason W. Gross and professor of social science at Rutgers. He was instrumental in founding Rutgers Medical School in 1962 and the hiring of its first dean DeWitt Stetten, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., later NIH deputy director for science.

Born in Denver, Colo. on April 32, 1915, Dr. Denker served in the U.S. Army during the World War II before graduating with his B.A. at Yale in 1948. At Yale, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was graduated with honors and exception distinction in history. In graduate school at Yale, he held several fellowships and received his doctorate in 1951, and later became instructor in history and Rockefeller Fellow at Yale from 1951 to 1952.

Dr. Denker passed away on June 7, 1992, at the Princeton Medical Center, in Princeton, N.J. He was 77 years old and lived in Jamesburg, N.J.