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Memoir

Fred Sylvester Dunham
Regent's Proceedings 1332

The Regents of the University of Michigan extend to Fred Sylvester Dunham, Associate Professor of Latin and of the Teaching of Latin, and Head of the Latin Department in the University High School, their sincere congratulations upon the attainment, on June 4, 1951, of his seventieth birthday, after a useful and honorable career in which he has exercised a beneficent influence upon large numbers of students and has acquired a position of leadership among American teachers of Latin through his activities in professional societies and his many publications.

A graduate of this University with the degrees A.B., 1906, and A.M., 1907, Mr. Dunham, prior to his return to Ann Arbor in 1930, engaged in the teaching of the subject of his specialization, chiefly in the schools of Cleveland, Ohio.

His teaching in the School of Education, the Department of Classics of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the University High School, and the University Extension Service has been exceedingly effective, and his character and personality have been such as to merit the affection and respect in which he is held by both his students and his colleagues.

For eleven years he served as secretary-treasurer of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, and in 1942-43 he was honored by election to the presidency of this organization.

Upon the occasion of his retirement, the Regents of the University of Michigan confer upon him the title Associate Professor Emeritus of Latin and of the Teaching of Latin, in recognition of the value of his services to this institution, and invite him to avail himself of all the courtesies customarily extended to emeritus members of the faculty.