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Memoir/Obituary

Paul Narcissovitch Bukovsky
Regents' Proceedings 374

Paul Narcissovitch Bukovsky

Assistant Professor of Mechanism & Engineering Drawing

The President reported the death on August 1, 1943, of Assistant Professor Paul N. Bukovsky, after a long illness. In accordance with the recommendation the following memorial was adopted for the minutes:

Assistant Professor Paul Narcissovitch Bukovsky, of the Department of Mechanism and Engineering Drawing, a native of Russia, and a naturalized citizen of the United States, was a devoted and effective member of the faculty of the University of Michigan from 1926 until the time of his death, August 1, 1943, at the age of 62 years.

In his native land he received an excellent education in the military colleges and academies of Petrograd and began his teaching career before he was called upon to serve in the Russian army in the World War. The changes, which followed brought him first to the Engineering College of the University of Belgrade and later to our own campus, where his record as a scholar and teacher was an excellent one.

The Department of Mechanism and Engineering Drawing owes to his initiative the collection of drawings, maps, and prints which is maintained for illustrative and instructional purposes.

In his relations with his students Professor Bukovsky was kindly, painstaking, and understanding, for his earlier experiences had made him keenly appreciative of the ideals and privileges of democratic life in the United States of America.

The Regents of the University of Michigan hereby record their deep sorrow at his untimely death, and express their profound sympathy to his surviving family.