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George Gould Ross
Regent's Proceedings 1023

George Gould Ross, Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Design, has asked for and received permission to retire from the active faculty in his sixty-fifth year.

An able and experienced landscape designer and city planner, he has held an appointment in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Meanwhile he has served national, state, and local governments in a variety of capacities: the national government as town planner and as a site planner for the Pentagon Building, the state as director of the State Planning Commission, Wayne County as landscape architect for the Parks Department, and the cities of Pontiac and Detroit as plan designer and planning engineer.

During the First World War, he was an army flier; during the Second, a Major Group Commander in the Civil Air Patrol and a Planning Consultant to the State Board of Aeronautics. The University, which is also Professor Ross's Alma Mater, expresses its thanks to him for his faithful service to itself and for his many public services.

The Regents now confer upon him the title Associate Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture, and invite him to avail himself of the courtesies, which are extended to the emeritus faculty.