Death of Sheldon Hackney

1943 - September 12, 2013
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts | Age 79

Former head of Tulane, Penn dead at 79
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VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79.

Hackney died Thursday in his home on Martha's Vineyard of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, officials from Penn and Tulane confirmed Friday.

Born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1933, Hackney received...

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