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Alexander Winchell

Alexander Winchell

Years at Michigan: 1853 - 1891
| Civil |
Literature, Science, and the Arts
| Botany | Geological Sciences | Physics |
Professor of Physics
Professor/Chair Civil Engineering 1853-1855
Professor Geology, Zoology and Botany 1855-1873
Professor/Chair Geology and Paleontology 1879-1891

Faculty Member Resources

June 1, 1879
Regents' Proceedings
October 1, 1891
Regents' Proceedings


January 1, 1906
Hinsdale and Demmon, History of the University of Michigan
May 1, 1906
The Michigan Alumnus