James A. Perkins (1911-1998) was the seventh president of Cornell University. Born in 1911 in Philadelphia, Perkins graduated with high honors in 1934 from Swarthmore College and received a doctorate in political science from Princeton University in 1937. At Swarthmore, Perkins joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and played varsity football alongside his classmate, fellow DU brother and future 1972 Nobel Prize laureate Christian B. Anfinsen
Medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine
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