Harvill

1963 RG. Discovered 1963 Sept. 14 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Richard A. Harvill (1905-1988), president of the University of Arizona from 1951 to 1971, the longest term in the history of the university and a period of major growth. During these 20 years the enrollment grew from 5,700 to 26,500, and 45 new buildings were constructed. Harvill provided significant help in many ways to those who were involved in the establishment of the Kitt Peak National Observatory. He was also successful in using the presence of AURA and KPNO to push for increased appropriations from the legislature, following Board of Regents approval, for expansion of the department of astronomy and increased support for the other physical sciences. (M 14207)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson.

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