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Harrison McAllister Randall
Regents' Proceedings 512

WHEREAS, Harrison McAllister Randall, a graduate of the University of Michigan (Ph.B., 1893, A.M., 1894, Ph.D., 1902), for forty years a member of its faculty, and for the past twenty-two years Chairman of the Department of Physics, will attain the age of seventy years on December 17, 1940, and therefore become eligible for retirement from his active duties at the end of the present semester, and

WHEREAS, Professor Randall's abilities as a scholar, his wise judgment, unusual administrative ability, and fine personal qualities have combined to increase greatly the prestige of the Department of which he has so long been the administrative head, and to win for it an enviable standing among scientists in this and other countries, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Regents of the University of Michigan extend their sincere thanks and congratulations to Professor Randall for his distinguished service, and that they confer upon him the title Professor Emeritus of Physics and recommend him for the usual retiring allowance, as of February 14, 1941, and be it further
Resolved, That Professor Randall be invited to continue to make use of the University's library and laboratory facilities in carrying forward his personal researches.