DAVID MCCORD Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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David Thompson Watson McCord, noted poet and essayist, was graduated from           
Harvard College in 1921. He earned a masters degree in 1922, and in 1956 was         
awarded Harvard's first honorary doctorate of humane letters.                       
Well-known for his literary and humorous approach to fundraising, McCord served     
as Executive Director of the Harvard Fund from 1925 until his retirement in 1962.   
He was editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin from 1940 to 1946. McCord was           
honorary curator of the Farnsworth Room and the Woodberry Poetry Room in the         
Harvard College Library and a member of the Overseers' Visiting Committee for       
Astronomy. He was also associated with Lowell House, Dudley House, and the           
Signet Society. David McCord died in 1997 at the age of 99.