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Dexter Perkins '09 will be chairman of the Harvard Foundation Council for this year, University officials announced tonight.

Perkins, an expert on American foreign policy, is chairman of the History Department of the University of Rochester. He has been President of the Salzburg Seminar for more than a year, and will continue in that position. In 1945, Perkins served the government as an official historian at the San Francisco conference.

The Council directs the foundation's financial support of scholarly activities in the fields of Arts and Sciences, including Education, Engineering, Design, and Public Administration.

It is composed of a group of men in business, professional, and academic life, all of whom are alumni of the College or of Harvard graduate schools.

James P. Baxter, President of Williams College, and Leonard Carmichael, President of Tufts, will serve with 17 others on the council.

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