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Named Acting President

Alfred Henry Lloyd
The Michigan Alumnus 441

Regents Appoint Dean Lloyd Acting President

Head of Graduate School Replaces Committee of Three


Dean Alfred H. Lloyd 
Prof, of Philosophy 
and Dean of the Graduate School since 1915, 
 Appointed Acting
 President of the University by the Board 
of Regents on Feb. 26


Professor Alfred Henry
 Lloyd, Dean of the Gradu
ate School since 1915, was ap
pointed acting President for
 the balance of the academic 
year by the Board of Regents at their meeting held in
 Ann Arbor on Thursday, Feb.
 26. This action automatically 
dissolves the committee of 
three consisting of President 
Emeritus 'Harry B. Hutchins, 
 '71, Dr. F. E. Robbins, Assist
ant to the President, and Shir
ley W. Smith, '97, Secretary of 
the University, appointed at 
the January Regents' meeting, 
 when it became evident that
 President Burton's condition was too serious to 
admit any possibility of his resuming the duties of 
his position for many months. 


Dean Lloyd is in many respects unusually well 
fitted for the position to which he has been appoint
ed. He has been a member of the Faculty of the
 University for thirty-one years and has been able to
 watch practically the entire growth of what may be called "the modern University," and as one of the 
senior members of the University Senate he has 
been brought into touch with all the University 
problems of the past quarter of a century as they 
have arisen. For the last ten years as Head of the
 Graduate School he has been made familiar with 
the responsibilities of an administrative post and 
the steady growth of the school under his direction 
furnishes clear proof of his abilities as an administrator. With these qualities he combines that wide 
and accurate acquaintance with the personnel of the
 University, which can only be gained with time, and
 a personality particularly suited to such an office. 


Before his appointment as Head of the Gradu
ate School Dean Lloyd was identified with the De
partment of Philosophy. Born at Montclair, N. J., 
 in 18(54, he was fitted for college at the Punchard
 Free School at Andover, Mass., and at St. Johns
bury, Vermont. He entered Harvard College in
1882, then taught for a year in Phillips Academy
 at Andover following his graduation in 1886. From
 1887 to 1889 he did graduate work at Harvard and
 spent the next two years in Gottingen, Berlin, and 
Heidelberg as Walker Fellow of Philosophy from 
Harvard. He received the degree of Master of Arts
 from Harvard in 1888 and of Doctor of Philosophy 
in 1893. He was appointed Instructor in Philoso
phy at the University of Michigan in 1891; rising 
to a full professorship in that department which 
he continued to hold until appointed Dean. He has
 published "Citizenship and Salvation'' (1897), 
"Dynamic Idealism" (1898), "Philosophy of His
tory" (1899), and "The Will to Doubt" (1907), be
sides numerous short articles and papers. 


At the same meeting, the members of the Board 
also requested that the Senate Council appoint a
 committee of three to work with a committee of the 
same number of Regents, to be appointed by Presi
dent Emeritus Hutching, and to report to the Board
 names and recommendations for President of the
 University. 


The Regents announced that the Board will
 assume the expenses of President Burton's illness 
and will pay to Mrs. Burton the balance of his 
salary for the year. They asked Mrs. Burton to use 
the President's House until July.