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20, 1927

THE SUMMER MICHIGAN

DAILY,

y 20, 1927
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TEN ME N ARE ADED
Professor Emeritus Of iathematics'
Included; Judge Durfee Died
Before Receiving Degree
WINTER GIVES CITATIONS)

EMINENT MEN RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES

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Honors conferred upon ten men, one
of them deceased, at the Commence-
ment exercises this morning added to'
the University's list of honorary alum-
ni a group of leaders in widely diver-
gent fields of activity. The official'
statement of their accomplishments,}- :
as read by Professor John G. Winter
follows:
"Doctor of Engineering: Frank
Casper Wagner; a graduate in Me-
chanical Engineering with the class of
1885. After winning success in the
practice of his profession, he return-
.ed to the University as Assistant Pro-
fessor of Mechanical Engineering from George W. Wil
1890 to 1896. Associated since then Three of the recipients of honora
with the Rose Polytechnic Institute as two judges, one of them deceased, a
Professor and, since 1923, its Presi- House of Representatives, who gave t
dent, he has gained distinction as an alumni.
educator and administrator.
"Doctor of Humane Letters: Willis cations in the field of his specialty
John Abbot; a graduate of the Law but also by his stimulating influence
School in the class of, 1884, Editor of in the development of scholarship and
the 'Christian Science Monitor' since research. In the long years of his
1921. ,In a varied career as editor and i devoted labors as teacher and scholar
journalist, he has labored effectively he has constantly impressed and in-
to advance the standards of his pro- spired his colleagues with the vigor
fession. Under his control the 'Moni- and clarity of his mind, the range and
tor' has attained an acknowledged po- accuracy of his learning, and the un-
sition by the character of its foreign assuming modesty which endeared him
and domestic news, by its high ideals to all.
of private and public morals, and by "Willis Rodney Whitney; a graduate
its enlightened support of decent poli- of the Massachusetts Institute of
tics. In welcoming him home, the Uni- Technology in the class of 1890, past
versity makes public her recognition President of the American Chemical
of his worth as a citizen, his abilities Society and of the American Electro-
as an editor and publisher, and his Chemical Society, member of the Ia-
loyal service in promoting a clean, tional Research Council and of the
vigorous, and intelligent democracy. United States Naval Consulting Board
"Doctor of Science: Alexander since 1915, winner of the Williard
Ziwet; for. many years Professor of Gibbs, the Chandler, and the Perkins
Mathematics in -the University and medals, and Director of the Research
Professor Emeritus since 1925, who Laboratory of the General Electric
has, throughout his career, contribut- ,Company since 1901. Endowed with
ed greatly to the eminence of the Uni- an extraordinary gift of constructive
versity not only by important publi- imagination, he organized the means

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"Nicholas Longworth; for many
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kershani, Alexander Ziwet, and Willis J. Abbot, 84L.
ry degrees at the Commencement ceremonies. One economist, three scientists,
newspaper publisher, and two political leaders, including the Speaker of the
he Commencement address, were chosen by the University for its honorary

which led to the discovery of tungsten
lighting. He has stimulated research
in pure science and applied its results
to the needs and processes of industry.
Through the wizardry of his own work
and the brilliant discoveries of inves-
tigators under his skilful direction,
the fame of his Laboratory as an insti-
tution of scientific research has spread
into all civilized lands.
"Doctor of Laws: Edgar Orin Dur-
fee. It is fitting on this occasion to
record that death has taken from us
a noble and distinguished figure upon
whom the University had planned to
confer the degree of Doctor of Laws.
With the passing of Edgar Orin Dur-:
fee, for fifty years Judge of the Pro-I
bate Court of Wayne County, the StateI

lost a public official of conspicuous
ability, whose integrity and shining
candor of soul remain a memorable
force in the community he served.
"John Evan Richards; a graduate
of the Law School in the class of 1879,
Justice of the :Supreme Court of Cali-
fornia, a tiistinguished interpreter and
administrator of the law, whose attain-
ments have won wide recognition from
his associates of the Bar. A wide
counsellor, loyal in the service of
every worthy cause, and constant in*
his devotion to the public good, he has
contributed greatly to the progress of
his commonwealth.
"Frank William Taussig; Henry Lee
Professor of Economics in Harvard
Univesity, Fellow of the American

of the principles of his party, he has
been a potent force in the political life
of the nation. In recognition of his
eminence in the councils of state and
his leadership in helping to guide his
government through an intricate maze
of conflicting interests, the Univeristy
now welcomes him among her Alum-
ni."

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