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Alfred Henry Lloyd
The Michigan Alumnus 160-164

Professor Lloyd, who takes the place of the late Karl Eugen Guthe
 as Dean of the Graduate School, is a Harvard graduate, though practically 
the whole of his life as a teacher has been spent at Michigan. He was born 
at Montclair, N. J., on January 3, 1864, the son of Henry Huggins and
 Anna Mary (Badger) Lloyd.

His early education was received in the
public schools of Montclair and of Westfield, Mass., collegiate preparatory 
training at the Punchard Free School at Andover, Mass., and at St. Johns
bury Academy, Vermont. In 1882 he entered Harvard College, graduating
 with the degree of A.B. four years later. The year following his gradua
tion he taught at the Phillips Academy at Andover, returning to Harvard 
in 1887 where he pursued graduate studies until 1889. The two years fol
lowing were spent at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg as Walker 
Fellow of Philosophy from Harvard, and in 1893 he received from Harvard
 University the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

In 1891 he was appointed Instructor in Philosophy at the University of 
Michigan, becoming Acting Assistant Professor in 1894, and the following 
year Acting Professor. From 1896 to 1899 ne was Assistant Professor of
 Philosophy, and from 1899 to 1906 Junior Professor, becoming a full Pro
fessor in 1906.

Dean Lloyd is the author of the following works: "Citizenship and Salvation, or Greek and Jew, a Study in the Philosophy of History" (1897); 
"Dynamic Idealism, an Elementary Course in the Metaphysics of Psychology" (1898); "Philosophy of History, an Introduction to the Philosophical
 Study of Politics" (1899); and "The Will to Doubt," which was published
 about 1907. He is also a contributor to various philosophical, scientific and
 historical journals. 

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Ameri
can Philosophical Association, the American Historical Association and the 
Western Philosophical Association, of which he is President for 1915-1916. 
For five years Dean Lloyd was Chairman of the Committee on Student
 Affairs, resigning his position this fall upon his appointment to the deanship. 
 He is a member of the Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, of which he
 was President from 1907 to 1909, and of the University of Michigan Re
search Club, serving as President in 1914-1915. 

On December 28, 1892, he was married to Margaret Elizabeth Crocker, 
and they have four children, Alice Crocker, Frederick Thurston, Anna Mary 
and Putnam.