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Orlando W. Stephenson
The Michigan Alumnus 410

A recognized authority on criminology,
 joined the faculty in 1916, and is Professor 
of History and Head of the Department 
of Social Studies in University High School.
 He studied criminal investigation at Scot
land Yard in London, and at the Surete 
in Paris, and has been active in numerous
 criminal investigations in Michigan and 
other states. He was on the Ann Arbor 
Police Commission for six years, serving 
most of this time as Chairman. Dr.
 Stephenson received the B.S. degree in civil
 engineering from Michigan Agricultural
 College and the M.A. from the University 
of Chicago. He began his career in the
 educational field as principal of first Evart
 and then Holland High school. He also
 taught at the Arkansas State Teachers 
College and the University of Chicago before joining the Michigan faculty.