In Remembrance: John F. Akers '56 Died on August 22 2014

John F. Akers passed away August 22, 2014, in Boston, MA. He was 79. A former navy pilot and lieutenant, he took the reins of IBM while the computer company was struggling in the 1970s, and served as its chief executive and chairman. He also served on the boards of several major corporations, including PepsiCo, as well as the New York Times's Board of Directors. In 2001, Yale awarded him the George H. W. Bush Lifetime Achievement Award.

A full obituary was published in the New York Times on Agust 23, 2014.

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