John Brademas, who played important roles in higher education in Congress and at New York University, died Monday. He was 89.
Brademas was a U.S. representative from Indiana from 1959 until 1981, and held key roles on education committees in the House, using those positions to champion student aid programs and grants to the arts and humanities. From 1981 until 1992, he served as president of New York University, where he is credited with helping to shift NYU from a commuter institution into a residential research university.
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