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Memoir

Daniel L. Rich
Regents' Proceedings 428

The President reported the retirement of Daniel L. Rich, Associate Professor of Physics, on June 26, 1949. The following memoir was approved for inclusion in these minutes: The forty years during which Daniel Leslie Rich has been an active member of the faculty of the University of Michigan have been, on his part, a period of unremitting and zealous service. A graduate of Waynesburg College, Dr. Rich received the advanced degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from this University in 1909 and 1914, respectively, and became Instructor in Physics in the year 1908. As a member of the Physics staff Dr. Rich has been especially valuable in the organization and instruction of the heavily attended fundamental courses given by the department, but his usefulness has made itself effectively felt also in the affairs of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts as secretary of the faculty and director of classification for eleven years, and of the University, as associate registrar for eight years. Having on June 26, 1949, attained the age of seventy years, Dr. Rich has become eligible for retirement as of that date under the, provision of the "Bylaws" of the University. As he enters the emeritus status the Regents of the University of Michigan extend to him their sincere congratulations upon his extraordinary success as a teacher and administrator and their heartfelt thanks to one who has carried out the duties of his office with peculiar devotion and competence. They furthermore confer upon him the title Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics and invite him to avail himself of all the courtesies customarily extended to emeritus members of the faculty