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John Robert Effinger

John Robert Effinger

Years at Michigan: 1892 - 1933
Professor of French
Dean of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Faculty Member Resources

LSA Minutes


December 1, 1915
The Michigan Alumnus
May 24, 1933
The Michigan Alumnus
June 1, 1933
Regents' Proceedings