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Obituary

Harry George Kipke
Regent's Proceedings 1136

The Regents of the University sadly acknowledge the death of Regent Memorial Emeritus Harry George Kipke on the fourteenth of last month at the age of 73. He had made his mark at the University as an athlete, winning nine varsity letters and All-American honors in football. He was perhaps the greatest punter in Michigan football history.

From 1929 through 1937, moreover, he served as head football coach, leading his team to four Big Ten championships and one national title. He became a member of the National Football Hall of Fame in 1958 and of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in His term on the Board of Regents extended from 1940 to 1947. He was also an alumni member of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics for two terms, from 1950 to 1956. And throughout a successful business career, during which he was president of the Chicago Convention Bureau and director of the Chicago Better Business Bureau, he retained an abiding loyalty to the University and a genial and fostering association with it.

The Regents now join his many friends within the larger University family in mourning the death of this storied athlete, former colleague, and devoted alumnus, and they tender their deepest sympathy to Mrs. Kipke and his surviving kin.