Athens, Ga. – A memorial service celebrating the life of Henry King Stanford, president emeritus of the University of Georgia, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Americus (200 South Lee Street).
Stanford died New Year’s Day in Americus at the age of 92. He had served as a college president for nearly 30 years when he came out of retirement in 1986 at age 70 to lead the University of Georgia for a year as interim president.
Prior to leading UGA, Stanford was president of the University of Miami from 1962 to 1981. He also had been president of Georgia Southwestern College (now Georgia Southwestern State University) in Americus (1948-50), Georgia State College for Women (now Georgia College and State University) in Milledgeville (1953-56) and Birmingham Southern College in Alabama (1957-62).