Angelo Bartlett “Bart” Giamatti, April 4, 1938–September 1, 1989 was the President of Yale University, and later, the seventh Commissioner of Major League Baseball. He attended Yale University and graduated magna cum laude in 1960, and stayed in New Haven to receive his doctorate in 1964 and become a professor of Comparative Literature at Yale. Giamatti’s scholarly work focused on English Renaissance literature, particularly Edmund Spenser, and relationships between English and Italian Renaissance poets. He served as President of Yale University from 1978 to 1986. He was the youngest President of the University in its history.
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