ALEXANDER GRANT RUTHVEN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 346154
Sale Price $72.00
ALEXANDER GRANT RUTHVENThe President of the University of Michigan pens his name on this card Signature: “Alexander G. Ruthven” in black ink, 3½x2¾. Signed on top of an embossed seal. Alexander Grant Ruthven (1882-1971) was an academic and administrator who was the President of the University of Michigan from 1929 to 1951. After earning a Ph.D. in zoology for the University of Michigan in 1906, Ruthven served as a professor and was the director of the University of Michigan museum. Ruthven eventually became dean of the university, and finally was named its president in 1929. Ruthven's doctoral work on garter snakes is considered instrumental in helping establish a new school of herpetology in the United States. Lightly toned and foxed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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