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Grayson L. Kirk, who helped create the U.N., dies at 94

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Grayson L. Kirk, who helped create the United Nations and as president of Columbia University called in the police to quell a massive weeklong anti-Vietnam protest in 1968 that had shut down the campus, died Friday. He was 94.

Kirk helped create the United Nations and, during World War II, advised the State Department on international politics. For a time during his tenure as university president, Kirk also headed the Council on Foreign Relations.