In Remembrance: Sheldon Hackney ’66PhD Died on September 12 2013

Sheldon Hackney, an educator and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities who organized a series of “national conversations” aimed at restoring civility and civic-mindedness during the culturally fractious 1990s, died at his home on Martha's Vineyard at the age of 79.

Hackney was provost at Yale from 1972 to 1975. Over his lifetime, Hackney served as president of Tulane University and of the University of Pennsylvania; he also taught history at Penn and at Princeton.

A full obituary appeared in the Los Angeles Times on September 15, and in the New York Times on September 16.

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