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Clare Elmer Griffin, who comes to the University as Associate Professor of Economics, was born at Allegan, Michigan, March 22, 1892.
After receiving his early education in the public schools of Traverse City, Michigan he entered Albion College from which he was graduated in 1914. His grad uate studies were pursued at the University of Illinois where he received his M.A. in 1915, and his Ph.D. in 1918, with the exception of one year spent at Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Griffin began his teaching career at Dartmouth College in 1916, as instructor in Economics, where he remained one year, going to Johns Hopkins in 1917, as instructor in Trans portation. He was appointed Professor of Economics at Delaware College the following year but was on leave of absence most of the year due to service as First Lieutenant with the Statistics Branch of the General Staff, from October 1918, to May 1919, when he was transferred to the Central Bureau of Planning and Statistics at Washington, where he remained until July 1, 1919. Subsequently he was again transferred to the Division of Plan ning and Statistics with the U. S. Shipping Board, holding this position un til October 1, 1919, when he was appointed Associate Professor of Econo mics at the University of Michigan.
Professor Griffin was married Decem ber 27, 1917 to Florence Parsons of St. Clair, Michigan. They have one child, a daughter, Frances Ethel, born August 7, 1919.