William G. Bowen, 17th president of Princeton University, dies at age 83

William G. Bowen, president of Princeton University from 1972 to 1988 and a leader in higher education for more than half a century, died Thursday, Oct. 20, at his home in Princeton. He was 83.

His ties with Princeton and the Industrial Relations Section began in 1955, when he enrolled as a graduate student in economics. Bill was a faculty associate in the IR Section from 1958-1965, and Director of the Section from 1962-63.

In 2012, the IR Section began awarding The William G. Bowen Award for the Outstanding Book on Labor and Public Policy