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Honorary Degree

Howard Sylvester Ellis
Regent's Proceedings 1394

Honorary Degree University of Michigan, Doctor of Laws, 1951

Economist, educator, Professor of Economics at the University of California. As a graduate student and
member of the University of Michigan faculty, he made manifest early in his
career those high scholarly standards to the cultivation of which his
professional life has been dedicated. A meticulous investigator of keen and
subtle mind, he combines the potency of a trenchant and persuasive pen with
an affecting gentleness of manner; a theorist steeped in doctrines of
traditional economic thought, he is respectful of opposing views. As a
stimulating teacher and as an authoritative contributor to economic analysis,
he is recognized by his fellow economists as one of the staunchest
supporters of free enterprise economics and as one of the genuinely great
leaders in his field.