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Leo Max Legatski
Regents' Proceedings 564

Leo Max Legatski, Professor of Civil Engineering, has completed thirty years of distinguished service as a teacher and researcher at the University and is recommended to the Regents for emeritus appointment.

Born in Alpena, Michigan, Professor Legatski earned three degrees at The University of Michigan: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1931; Master of Science in Engineering, 1932; and Doctor of Science, 1937.

His professional career has included positions with the city of Midland, 1934-35; bridge designer for the Michigan State Highway Department, 1935-38, 1939, and 1942; and consulting engineer for naval installations at Pearl Harbor in 1942-43. In addition, he served as an instructor in civil engineering at Texas A. and M. from 1938 to 1942.

In 1943 Dr. Legatski joined the University's Engineering Research Institute as Research Engineer. In 1947 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and was subsequently appointed Associate Professor in 1951 and Professor in 1956. His major field has been structural engineering and, in particular, the various applications of cellular and reinforced concrete.

Throughout his tenure at the University, Professor Legatski has given a full measure of service as a teacher and researcher. He has provided administrative leadership to his college and department. His contributions in the development of innovative applications of computer technology to structural engineering instruction has aided considerably in improving the courses for which he was responsible.

The Regents now salute the dedicated efforts of this distinguished member of the faculty as they name him Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering.

Regents’ Proceedings, September 1973, Page 564