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Furnas, C. C. (Clifford Cook), 1900-1969

 Person

Biographical Note

Furnas (1900-1969), a chemical engineer, metallurgist, aviation researcher, and Olympic athlete, was the University's ninth chief executive, holding the position of Chancellor from 1954 until 1962 when the University merged with the State University of New York and his title changed to President. Furnas served as President until 1966. Furnas undertook an extensive program of expansion and enrichment to meet the growing educational needs of Western New York. He was the guiding force in the merger of the private UB with the State University of New York in 1962.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Room collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4-9-843
Overview Collection includes memorabilia from and records documenting the creation of the Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Room in Room 531 of Capen Hall at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and the Memorial Exhibit in the University Archives.

Clifford C. Furnas papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4-9-805
Overview Collection contains personal papers, memorabilia, publications, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs from the professional and family life of Clifford C. Furnas mostly collected and arranged by his wife, Sparkle Moore Furnas.