Academic who served as President at a remarkable number of U.S. universities, including Ohio State, Brown University, and West Virginia University.
He served as a Mormon missionary in Italy and Germany early in his life.
He was forced to resign as President of Ohio State University following insensitive comments he made about the Catholic Church in 2013.
He had a daughter named Rebekah Gee with his wife, Elizabeth D. Gee.
He served as President of the University of Colorado, where eventual Supreme Court Justice Byron White served as President of the student body.