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Marcus Leo Plant
The Michigan Alumnus 42

Marcus L. Plant, J.D.'38, Professor 
of Law and an avid sports fan, has 
been a member of the University faculty 
since 1946 and has served as Michigan's 
Big Ten Faculty Representative and Conference Secretary since 1955. An interview
 with him concerning the future of Big Ten 
athletics appeared in the Alumnus last 
January. A native of New London, Wis
consin, he received the B.A. and MA. degrees at Lawrence College, and he taught
 high school classes for three years during
 his early career. Before joining the Uni
versity faculty he had practiced law in
 Milwaukee and in New York City, eight 
years in all. Professor Plant teaches in the 
fields of torts and securities and other 
commercial law areas. He is married and 
has three children, Peggy, eleven years old,
 Betsy, eight years old, and Mark, two and
 a half years old.