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