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Ralph Alanson Sawyer

Ralph Alanson Sawyer

Years at Michigan: 1919 - 1965
Literature, Science, and the Arts
| Physics |
Professor of Physics
Dean of the Graduate School
Director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project
Vice President for Research

Professor Emeritus

Faculty Member Resources

July 13, 1946
The Michigan Alumnus
November 1, 1965
Regents' Proceedings