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Memoir

Edward Young
Regents' Proceedings 98

In 1919 Edward Young became Assistant in Geodesy and Surveying in the College of Engineering. The following year he became Instructor, and subsequently rose in the academic ranks to the position of Professor of Geodesy and Surveying.

Professor Young brought to his teaching a varied experience of practical work. He was a member of the Survey Party of the Algoma Central and Hudson Bay Railway. He was in charge of sounding and sweeping the St. Mary's River and conducted other hydrographic surveys for the Department of Public Works of Canada. He was instrument man on construction for the James O. Heyworth engineering firm in Chicago. He was a civil engineer at the Traylor Shipbuilding Corporation, working under the United States Shipping Board. He also had a brief association with Holland, Ackerman, and Holland, consulting engineers in Ann Arbor.

In more recent years Professor Young has developed a wide reputation in the field of photogrammetric work. This interest has led to his offering courses in aerial mapping and surveying. The American Society of Photogrammetry has recognized his researches. The Society elected him Chairman of the Committee on Technical Information.

The Regents of the University of Michigan acknowledge with profound thanks Professor Young's contributions to the University. They, furthermore, wish him many years of health and happiness, and confer upon him the title Professor Emeritus of Geodesy and Surveying. They invite him to avail himself of the courtesies usually shown emeritus members of the faculty.

Regents’ Proceedings, September 1957, Page 98