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Memoir

Lester T. Rutledge Jr.
Regents' Proceedings 129

Lester T. Rutledge, Jr., Professor of Physiology, will retire from active faculty status as of December 31, 1987, after a most productive career as a teacher and researcher.

A native of Big Sandy, Montana, Professor Rutledge received his B.A. degree from Montana State University in 1950. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah in 1951 and 1953, respectively. He then served as research instructor and research associate in physiology at the University of Utah from 1953-1956.

In 1956, Professor Rutledge came to The University of Michigan as a research associate in Physiology. He was appointed assistant professor in 1961, associate professor in 1962, and professor of physiology in 1967. During his career, he contributed to research in a number of areas in neurophysiology, having most recently concentrated on the effects of alcohol. He was for a long time one of the mainstays in neurophysiology. His contributions to the Department of Physiology and to the neural and behavioral sciences program of The University of Michigan Medical School will be sorely missed.

Professor Rutledge played a major role in the development of the neuroscience training program. He directed the program for many years, and was also chairman of the neuroscience Ph.D. program committee. In addition, he served on many other committees, at the departmental, medical school, graduate school and university levels. He has served The University of Michigan with vigor and devotion for 31 years.

The Regents recognize this distinguished scholar by naming Lester T. Rutledge, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Physiology.