John Brademas, American politician and educator, Died at 89

Stephen John Brademas Jr. was born on March 2, 1927, and died on July 11, 2016.

He was an American politician and educator originally from Indiana.

John served as Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives for the Democratic Party from 1977 to 1981 at the conclusion of a twenty-year career as a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Along with his major legislative accomplishments, includes the much federal legislation pertaining to schools, arts, and the humanities, he served as the 13th president of New York University from 1981 to 1992, and is a former chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and board member of the New York Stock Exchange and Rockefeller Foundation.

He was awarded honorary degrees by 47 colleges and universities.

John Brademas has also received the annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. The Middle Common Room of Brasenose College, Oxford, is located in the Brademas Room, named after Brademas.

John Brademas passed away at 89 years old.