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Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Brewster, Kingman, Jr., 1919–88, American educator and public official, b. Longmeadow, Mass., grad. Yale (A.B., 1941) and Harvard (LL.B., 1948). He was a professor of law at Harvard (1950–60) and president of Yale (1963–77), where as an opponent of the Vietnam War, he skillfully handled student demonstrations during that turbulent period. From 1977 to 1981, he was U.S. ambassador to Great Britain. Brewster remained in London as the representative of American law firm. In 1986, he became master of University College, London.

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