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Paul A. Hunsicker
Regent's Proceedings 195

The Regents of the University acknowledge with great sorrow the death of Paul A Hunsicker, Associate Director and Professor of Physical Education, on January 14, 1976, at the age of 59.

Dr. Hunsicker was born on October 9, 1916, in New York City, and attended the Savage School of Physical Education prior to transferring to Syracuse University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1939. He received his Master of Science degree from Springfield College in 1941, and his doctoral degree at the University of Illinois in 1949.

Dr. Hunsicker taught at Springfield College and at the University of Illinois, before joining the Michigan faculty as Assistant Professor of Physical Education in 1949. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1953, and to full Professor in 1957. Named Chairman of the Department of Physical Education for Men in 1958, he became Associate Director of Physical Education in 1968.

Long interested in problems related to physical fitness and the physiology of exercise, Dr. Hunsicker did the pioneer classic studies of youth fitness in the United States, and in 1965, received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Physical Fitness Leader award at ceremonies in Washington, D.C. He served on the President's Council for Youth Fitness and was a consultant in the administrations of both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Instrumental in organizing the research section of the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, he served as consultant to the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, and Research on its National Fitness Survey.

A noted researcher, he spoke at fitness meetings across the world, and was the author of numerous publications. He was co-author of "Applied P. A. Hunsickez Memorial Statement Tests and Measurements in Physical Education" and "Physical Fitness in Athletic Champions."

During World War II, Dr. Hunsicker served in the Army Air Corps and held the rank of Captain.

The Regents now extend their sincerest sympathies to his wife and family and join the University community in mourning his loss.