F. David Mathews

Forrest David Mathews served as the 11th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1975 to 1977, during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford. He also served two nonconsecutive terms as the president of the University of Alabama. Since the 1980s he has been president and chief executive officer of the Kettering Foundation. He is the author of several books on democratic practice and education.

Mathews was born and grew up in Grove Hill, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama and Columbia University . Mathews was president of the University of Alabama 196975, 19771980, an era of significant change and innovation. At age 33, Mathews was the universitys youngest president. He presided over the integration of the universitys football program under Hall of Fame coach Bear Bryant in 1971.

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