Regents' Proceedings 266
Resolved, That the Rev. Edward Thomson, of Newark, Ohio, be and he is hereby appointed a Professor of Philosophy of the Human Mind and Moral Philosophy in the University of Michigan with permission to him to enter upon his duties at any time he may elect within twelve months from the expiration of the present collegiate term, which report and resolution were adopted.
It does not appear that Mr. Thomson ever took up his duties at the University. His name does not appear in the salary list. August 1844, he resigned the position to accept the Presidency of Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1864 he was made Bishop of the M. E. Church and died six years later.