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Former Mines President Harvey Fraser remembered
Release Date Sunday, November 10, 2013

The School of Mines has learned that former university President Harvey Fraser passed away Nov. 10, 2013.  Dr. Fraser became the first School of Mines dean of engineering on July 1, 1965, and in 1966 he was appointed as the thirteenth university president.  He served as president until 1975.  Dr. Fraser was the first president to have graduated from a U.S military academy.

“Harvey Fraser was devoted to the School of Mines and served it well.  In my few months here I've heard several stories from alumni and faculty about him; all were told with laughter and affection.  He will be missed by colleagues, friends and former students.  Our thoughts and prayers today are with his family,” said current Mines President Heather Wilson.

Arrangements are pending.