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Memoir

Douglas D. Crary
Regents' Proceedings 489

Douglas D. Crary, Professor of Geography, has retired from active faculty status as of August 31, 1973, after a most productive career as a teacher, counselor and researcher.

A native of Warren, Pennsylvania Professor Crary took undergraduate and graduate studies at The University of Michigan where he received his B.A. degree in 1933, M.A. degree in 1935, and his Ph.D. degree in 1947.

He served his teaching internship as a teaching fellow at The University of Michigan during the period 1935-38. From 1935-41 Professor Crary served as a teaching assistant in Geography at Harvard University. Returning to The University of Michigan in 1941, he was appointed an instructor in geography. In 1949 he was appointed assistant professor, promoted to associate professor in 1955 and in 1962 to professor.

Professor Crary served the Department and the University well. He was an imaginative, highly successful teacher. During the period 1941-1946 Professor Crary taught courses on the Far East for the Army Specialized Training Program. During the same period he was coordinator of Area Instruction for the Military Affairs Training School, which prepared officers for occupation duty in Japan. He also lectured in the Naval V-12 Program as a lecturer in the Japanese language school.

His research on Africa and the Middle East, which he pursued during the period 1950 until his retirement was imaginative and outstanding. Not only has Professor Crary been a productive scholar and teacher, he has also served the community as a city councilman and later chaired the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Committee.

The Regents now salute this outstanding geographer for his dedicated service by naming him Professor Emeritus of Geography.