The Faculty History Project documents faculty members who have been associated with the University of Michigan since 1837. Key in this effort is to celebrate the intellectual life of the University. This Faculty History Website is intended as a component of the effort to document the extraordinary academic achievements of Michigan’s faculty in building and sustaining one of the world’s great universities. It provides access to a comprehensive database of information concerning the thousands of faculty members who have served the University of Michigan.
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Alexander Grant Ruthven

Alexander Grant Ruthven

Years at Michigan: 1906 - 1951
Professor of Zoology
President of the University of Michigan
Chair Department of Zoology
Director of Museums
Dean of Administration

President Emeritus

Faculty Member Resources

U of M Encyclopedic Survey


November 1, 1911
The Michigan Alumnus
October 5, 1929
The Michigan Alumnus
June 1, 1953
Regents' Proceedings
January 1, 1971
Regents' Proceedings
April 1, 1981
The Michigan Alumnus