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Memoir

Moses Gomberg
Regents' Proceedings 762

WHEREAS, Dr. Moses Gomberg, a distinguished alumnus of the University of Michigan and a holder of three degrees from this institution (B.S., 1890; M.S., 1892; ScD., 1894), member of the faculty since 1893, Professor of Organic Chemistry since 1904, and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry since 1927, will, upon February 8, 1936, reach the age of seventy years, which is prescribed by the By-Laws of the Regents as the time for retirement from active service by faculty members and officers of the University, and

WHEREAS, Professor Gomberg's scholarly genius has contributed fundamentally to the advancement of the science of chemistry; his services to this University, as administrator and as teacher and guide of hundreds of students, have been of the highest importance; and his sanity, his wisdom, his loyalty, and his gentle spirit have endeared him to colleagues and students alike; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Regents of the University of Michigan express to Professor Gomberg the highest appreciation of the service which he has rendered, and confer upon him the title "Professor Emeritus of Organic Chemistry," effective with the beginning of the second semester of the academic year 1935-1936; and be it further

Resolved, That Dr. Gomberg be recommended to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive the appropriate retiring allowance; and be it further

Resolved, That Professor Gomberg, as Professor Emeritus, be invited to make use of the office and laboratory facilities of the Chemical Laboratory, and that the Regents express the cordial hope that he may for many years to come find joy in the pursuit of his own researches and continue to be, as he has been in the past, an inspiration to the younger scholars of the University.