Robert Gordon Sproul

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Robert Gordon Sproul (May 22, 1891 – September 10, 1975) was the first system-wide President (1952-1958) of the University of California system, and the last President (11th) of the University of California, Berkeley, serving from 1930 to 1952.wikipedia
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University of California

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Robert Gordon Sproul (May 22, 1891 – September 10, 1975) was the first system-wide President (1952-1958) of the University of California system, and the last President (11th) of the University of California, Berkeley, serving from 1930 to 1952.
In March 1951, the University of California began to reorganize itself into something distinct from its campus at Berkeley, with Robert Gordon Sproul remaining in place as the first systemwide President and Clark Kerr becoming the first Chancellor of UC Berkeley.

University of California, Berkeley

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Robert Gordon Sproul (May 22, 1891 – September 10, 1975) was the first system-wide President (1952-1958) of the University of California system, and the last President (11th) of the University of California, Berkeley, serving from 1930 to 1952. Sproul Hall and Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus, site of numerous political rallies since the 1930s, are named for him.
Robert Gordon Sproul served as president from 1930 to 1958.

Committee for the Marshall Plan

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After World War II, he served on the Committee for the Marshall Plan.
Other members included Robert Gordon Sproul.

Ernest Lawrence

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Sproul was a member of Abracadabra (now Delta Chi Abracadabra), and the Bohemian Club - he sponsored Ernest Lawrence's membership in 1932.
Robert Gordon Sproul, who became university president the day after Lawrence became a professor, was a member of the Bohemian Club, and he sponsored Lawrence's membership in 1932.

Sproul Plaza

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Sproul Hall and Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus, site of numerous political rallies since the 1930s, are named for him.
Sproul Plaza as well as Sproul Hall are named for former University of California president Robert Gordon Sproul.

Benjamin Ide Wheeler

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Sproul was inspired by predecessor Benjamin Ide Wheeler, who was president when he first began to work for the University of California.

San Francisco

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Robert Gordon Sproul was born on May 22, 1891, in San Francisco, California to Robert Sproul of Scotland and Sarah Elizabeth Sproul of New England.

Allan Sproul

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He is the elder brother of central banker Allan Sproul, who served as chairman of the New York Federal Reserve.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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He is the elder brother of central banker Allan Sproul, who served as chairman of the New York Federal Reserve.

Earl Warren

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In 1913, he earned a BS in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where his classmates included future Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren. California governor Earl Warren asked his former classmate and fellow 1911 member of the University of California Band, Sproul to place his name in nomination for the office of vice president of the United States at the 1948 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Daniel Coit Gilman

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Within a few years after the receipt of its charter from the state there were to be found in the University a goodly number of men whose reputation is even yet undimmed, such men as Daniel Coit Gilman, later president of Johns Hopkins University, Hilgard in agriculture, LeConte in geology, and many others.

Johns Hopkins University

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Within a few years after the receipt of its charter from the state there were to be found in the University a goodly number of men whose reputation is even yet undimmed, such men as Daniel Coit Gilman, later president of Johns Hopkins University, Hilgard in agriculture, LeConte in geology, and many others.

Land grant

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He succeeded in maintaining the University of California school system as a Land Grant institution.

Great Depression

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During the Great Depression, expansion of facilities stopped.

McCarthyism

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In the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, he struggled with student dissent (e.g., over conscriptions) and McCarthy-style accusations from the newspapers controlled by William Randolph Hearst about "communist influence" on campuses.

William Randolph Hearst

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In the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, he struggled with student dissent (e.g., over conscriptions) and McCarthy-style accusations from the newspapers controlled by William Randolph Hearst about "communist influence" on campuses.

Republican National Convention

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California governor Earl Warren asked his former classmate and fellow 1911 member of the University of California Band, Sproul to place his name in nomination for the office of vice president of the United States at the 1948 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia

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California governor Earl Warren asked his former classmate and fellow 1911 member of the University of California Band, Sproul to place his name in nomination for the office of vice president of the United States at the 1948 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Free Speech Movement

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From his office as president emeritus, he gave a speech during the 1967 Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, by which he "contributed one of the few notes of humor in an otherwise grim confrontation."

Bohemian Club

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Sproul was a member of Abracadabra (now Delta Chi Abracadabra), and the Bohemian Club - he sponsored Ernest Lawrence's membership in 1932.

Nobel Prize

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At his death, the New York Times reported that the University of California owed its pre-eminence in science to Sproul, who transformed the school system from "a merely large institution" to "the biggest in the Western world... sprinkled with Nobel Prize winners."

Harvard University

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Harvard University President James Bryan Conant and Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler said that Sproul was the university president of their time.

James B. Conant

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Harvard University President James Bryan Conant and Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler said that Sproul was the university president of their time.

Columbia University

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Harvard University President James Bryan Conant and Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler said that Sproul was the university president of their time.