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George M. Bleekman
Regents' Proceedings 90

George Moyer Bleekman enrolled as a student at the University of Michigan in 1913, earning the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering three years later. From 1916 to 1917 he undertook graduate study and was Teaching Assistant in Geodesy and Surveying. After serving in France from 1917 to 1919 with the 23rd Regiment of Engineers, he was Field Clerk in Transportation for the American Relief Administration there until September 1920. He then acted as Secretary to the Director of Exports for Oneida Community, Ltd. until June 1922, when he resumed his graduate work and his assistantship at the University.

In 1923 Mr. Bleekman, having earned the M.S. degree in Civil Engineering, was appointed Instructor of Geodesy and Surveying. In 1930 he became Assistant Professor. He was employed for a number of summers as Field Engineer on surveying projects in Flint and in Ann Arbor.

His work in general and municipal surveying won for him an enviable reputation among his colleagues throughout the State. Professor Bleekman played an important role through the Parent-Teachers' Association in the growth of Ann Arbor's public schools.

He was a member of the University Council from 1934 to 1938, serving on the Plant and Equipment Committee and on the Committee on Public Relations.

Professor Bleekman was a founder in 1932 of the Ann Arbor Chess Club.

In granting him the request that he retire at the age of sixty-seven, after thirty-four years of continuous service, the Regents thank Professor Bleekman for his loyal help to the University at all levels. They furthermore wish him well and confer upon him the title Assistant Professor Emeritus of Geodesy and Surveying and invite him to avail himself of the courtesies that are shown to emeritus members of the faculty.

Regents’ Proceedings, September 1957, Page 90