Photo of Lloyd Elliott courtesy of George Washington University
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The former president of George Washington University, Dr. Lloyd Hartman Elliott, has passed away at the age of 94, according to a statement by GWU President Steven Knapp
Elliott was president of George Washington from 1965 until 1988. A native of West Virginia, he began his career as a public school teacher in 1937. During the Second World War, he served in the United States Navy as the commander of a landing craft. Before coming to GW, he served as president of the University of Maine.
Elliott is credited with establishing three libraries on the Foggy Bottom campus: the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, the Jacob Burns Law Library, and the Paul Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.
He is also credited with creating the school's Educational Opportunity Program, establishing the new faculty rank of University Professor, and with the growth of increased the number of endowed professorships from three to 20, and with the growth of the university's endowment from $8 million in 1965 to $200 million in 1988.
Elliott is survived by his children Patricia and Gene. A memorial service will be announced at a later date, according to the university.