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John Revell Reinhard
Regents' Proceedings 1145

John Revell Reinhard, Professor of English, entered upon his retirement on April 8 of this year, having on that day attained the age of seventy.

Professor Reinhard was graduated from Harvard College in 1915 and the following year earned the M.A. degree. After a year's teaching at Mount Holyoke and a term of military service, he returned to Cambridge to earn a doctorate in 1921. Coming to The University of Michigan two years later, he served as Assistant Professor of Romance Languages. Then, in 1928, he accepted an associate professorship in the Department of English. The University appointed him Professor of English in 1936.

Professor Reinhard's ripe scholarship in French, Italian, Celtic, and English romance and his comprehensive knowledge of mediaeval European languages were respected throughout the scholarly world and provided the ideal background for the many graduate courses which he taught in mediaeval literature.

Laymen may still savor the breadth of his learning in his attractive anthology of tales, Mediaeval Pageant. His more strictly professional scholarship is disseminated as well by the students who benefited from his tutelage as by his own learned publications. Gratefully acknowledging his eminent talents and his many able offices, the Regents of the University now confer on him the title Professor Emeritus of English and cordially extend to him the perquisites of that rank.