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George Washington Patterson

George Washington Patterson

Years at Michigan: 1889 - 1930
| Mechanical |
Literature, Science, and the Arts
| Physics |
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Junior Professor of Physics

Faculty Member Resources


September 1, 1894
The Michigan Technic
January 1, 1923
The Michigan Technic
May 31, 1930
The Michigan Alumnus
September 1, 1930
Regents' Proceedings