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Professor Donald G. Marquis, who was appointed Chairman of the Department of Psychology in 1945, to fill the vacancy created at the time of Professor Walter Pillsbury's retire ment in 1942, early this Fall was elected President of the American Psychological Association. Since 1943 he has served as Executive Secretary of the Army-Navy National Research Council Vision Committee, which is now transferred to the University by special contract arrangement.
Born June 22, 1908, at Two Harbors, Min nesota, Professor Marquis attended high schools in the State of Washing ton, and spent a year studying at Western Washington College of Education. He received his A3, degree at Stanford University in 1928, and for the next two years was a fellow at that university, serving as an assistant in neuroanatomy. He was a Knight Fellow at Yale, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1932, and during 1932-33 he was a National Research Fellow in neurophysiology at Yale. Professor Marquis remained on the Yale faculty until coming to Ann Arbor, with the exception of a year spent at Oxford and London as a Rockefeller Foundation fellow.
At the time of his resig nation from Yale, he was Chairman of the Department of Psychology. Dr. Marquis has served as Executive Di rector of the Office of Psychological Personnel of the National Research Council at Washington, D. C, and is now an Association representative to the Division of Anthropology and Psychology of the Council. Last year he was elected Secretary of the Amer ican Psychological Association and Chairman of the Division of Physiolo gical and Comparative Psychology. He is the co-author of the textbook, "Con ditioning and Learning", written with E. R. Hilgard and published by Ap pleton-Century in 1940, and has writ ten research articles in the field of neural mechanism of learning, vision and emotion. Professor Marquis is married and has two sons, Kent H., eight years old, and William J., five years old.