Harvey Mudd College’s First President

With sadness, Harvey Mudd College mourns the loss of founding president Joseph B. Platt who passed away peacefully at his home in Claremont on July 10, 2012.

He is remembered with deep affection and appreciation by all of us. Dr. Platt was 96 years old and is survived by his wife Jean Ferguson Platt of Claremont, Calif., daughters Ann Platt Walker of La Jolla, Calif. and Elizabeth Platt Garrow of Willowbrook, Ill., grandchildren Stephen Walker, Jay Bradbury Walker, Jennifer Elizabeth Garrow, and Erin Alexander Garrow and their families.

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