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Memoir

Charles E. Irvin
Regents' Proceedings 1226

The President reported the death of Charles Edgar Irvin, Associate Professor
of Real Estate, on August 1, 1956. The following memoir was adopted for
inclusion in these minutes:

The loss of Charles Edgar Irvin, whose death occurred August 1, 1956, is one
which is deeply felt by his many friends and colleagues among the
professional circles in which he played an active role as well as among his
faculty associates and his students.

Professor Irvin, a Michigan alumnus, earned the A.B. degree in 1922. In
1918 he attended the Officers' Training School of the United States Naval
Reserve, at Pelham Bay, New York. Although he earned no graduate degrees,
he studied urban land economics at the University of London and at Kings
College, Cambridge, where he worked under John Maynard Keynes.
By 1947, having become an authority in the field, he was appointed Lecturer
in Real Estate Valuation at the University of Michigan. In 1952 he became
Associate Professor of Real Estate. He was visiting lecturer at Columbia,
Denver, Indiana, and Northwestern universities. Widely known for his work in
the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, he wrote on commission of
its Governing Council a series of educational programs for university
students. In 1950 he was Consultant to the Government of Australia on
developing a curriculum in urban land economics forcolleges and universities
of Australia. In 1955, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal of
Omega Tau Rho, the honorary national professional society of the National
Association of Real Estate Boards.

Having been Appraisal Review Officer of the Ann Arbor Federal Savings and
Loan Association from 1936 to 1946, he was invited to membership on the
Regents' Appraisal Committee of the University of Michigan for the year
1945-46. Professor Irvin had a lively interest not only in his own students but
in students generally. His service on the University's Housing Committee was
much appreciated throughout the University community.

The Regents of the University share the grief of Professor Irvin's many
friends and extend to the members of his surviving family their heartfelt
sympathy.