Derek Bok

Derek Bok
Derek Bok
25th President of Harvard University
In office
1971–1991
Preceded by Nathan M. Pusey
Succeeded by Neil Leon Rudenstine
Acting President of Harvard University
In office
July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Lawrence Summers
Succeeded by Drew Gilpin Faust
7th Dean of Harvard Law School
In office
1968–1971
Preceded by Erwin Griswold
Succeeded by Albert Martin Sacks
Personal details
Born March 22, 1930 (1930-03-22) (age 81)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s) Sissela Bok
Children Hilary Bok
Alma mater Stanford University
Harvard Law School
George Washington University
Profession Lawyer

Derek Curtis Bok (born March 22, 1930) is an American lawyer and educator and the former president of Harvard University. He is the son of the prominent Pennsylvania jurist Curtis Bok and Margaret Plummer Bok;[1] the grandson of Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist, founder of the Curtis Institute of Music; and the great-grandson of Cyrus H. K. Curtis, founder of the Curtis Publishing Company, publisher of The Saturday Evening Post and the Ladies' Home Journal, the latter edited by his grandfather, Edward W. Bok.

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Life and career

Bok was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1951), Harvard Law School (J.D., 1954), and George Washington University (A.M., 1958). He taught law at Harvard beginning in 1958 and served as dean of the law school there (1968–1971) and then as the university's 25th president (1971–1991). Bok currently serves as the faculty chair at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard and continues to teach at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Bok was the recipient of the 2001 Grawemeyer Award in education.

After fifteen years away from the Harvard presidency, Bok led the university on an interim basis from Lawrence Summers's resignation on July 1, 2006, until the beginning of the tenure of Drew Gilpin Faust on July 1, 2007.

Bok's wife, the sociologist and philosopher Sissela Bok, née Myrdal (daughter of the Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal and the politician and diplomat Alva Myrdal, both Nobel laureates), is also affiliated with Harvard, where she received her doctorate in 1970. His daughter, Hilary Bok, is a philosophy professor at Johns Hopkins University.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Nathan M. Pusey
President of Harvard University
1971–1991
Succeeded by
Neil L. Rudenstine
Preceded by
Lawrence H. Summers
President of Harvard University
acting

1 July 2006–30 June 2007
Succeeded by
Drew Gilpin Faust
Preceded by
Erwin Griswold
Dean of Harvard Law School
1968–1971
Succeeded by
Albert Martin Sacks

Derek Bok in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.


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