John S. Toll dies at 87; Led Stony Brook University

From The New York Times, July 18, 2011

Dr. John S. Toll in 1968. Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times

Editor’s note: John Toll was the president of the Universities Research Association (URA) from Dec. 1989 to 1994. The URA was DOE’s primary contractor for the creation and operation of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory from 1967 to 2006.

John S. Toll, a physicist and educator who was president of Stony Brook University on Long Island during the public university building boom of the Rockefeller years, overseeing its transition from a state college with 1,700 students to a major research institution with an enrollment of 17,000, died on Friday in Bethesda, Md. He was 87.

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