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Harry Bouchard
Regents' Proceedings 852

The President reported the death of Harry Bouchard, Professor of Geodesy and Surveying and Director of Camp Davis, which occurred on March 21 in Washington, D.C. The following memoir was adopted for inclusion in these minutes:

By the sudden death, on March 21, 1953, of Harry Bouchard, Professor of Geodesy and Surveying and Director of Camp Davis, the University of Michigan has lost the services of a faculty member who, by his quiet competence and friendly, co-operative spirit, had contributed significantly throughout the past thirty-five years to the successful operation of the College of Engineering.

A graduate of this University in the Class of 1911, Professor Bouchard returned to the University in 1918 as instructor and was promoted to an assistant professorship later in that year. Thereafter, as added responsibilities fell to him, he became an associate professor in 1929 and a full professor and director of Camp Davis in 1941. For three years during this period, between 1925 and 1928, he was granted leave of absence to act as Professor of Railway Engineering at Pei Yang University, Tientsin, China.

A skillful teacher, the author of an excellent textbook in his chosen subject, a successful administrator who insisted on a high standard of performance and never spared himself in securing it, popular alike with his students and his colleagues, Professor Bouchard will be sadly missed upon this campus.

The Regents hereby acknowledge the value of his services to the University, record their sorrow at his passing, and express to his surviving family their deep sympathy in this bereavement.

Regents’ Proceedings, April 1953, Page 852