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Memoir

Charles Frederick Remer
Regent's Proceedings 1023

Professor Charles Frederick Remer of the Department of Economics, whose
conversance with Far Eastern trade and finance has led him also into an
occasional career as civil servant, is now retiring from the active faculty.

A native of Minnesota, he attended the university of that state. He served
with the Bureau of Education of the Government of the Philippines from
1910 to 1912, and was thence attracted to St. John's University in Shanghai,
where, with one intermission for graduate study, he taught from 1912 to
1922.

He returned to his graduate school, Harvard University, to take a doctorate,
and taught at Harvard and at Williams College before coming to Michigan
as Professor of Economics in 1928. On his several leaves since then, he has
gone to China to direct a study of international economic relations, to
Geneva as Director of the Geneva Research Center, and, during the Second
World War, to Washington as Chief of the Far Eastern Division of the
Office of Strategic Services and adviser to the State Department on Far
Eastern investment and finance.

He has continued his services to the nation as Lecturer in the National War
College and consultant to the United States Air Force. His intimate
knowledge of Far Eastern, and especially Chinese, affairs, combined with
his firm grasp of international economic relations generally, enabled him to
contribute significantly to research at the University. He served as chairman
of the Social Science Division of the Research Committee and on the
executive bodies of the Center for Japanese Studies and the Graduate School
as well as on other University and College committees.

His College and his University are in his debt. As a token of their
appreciation to Professor Remer, the Regents now confer on him the title
Professor Emeritus of Economics, and extend to him all the courtesies which
are due that title.