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Memoir/Obituary

Norman 
Edouard Hartweg
Regents' Proceedings 252

The death, on February 16, of NORMIAN EDWARD HARTWEG, distinguished herpetologist in the Museum of Zoology, is deeply mourned by his immediate colleagues, by his many friends throughout the University, and by herpetologists the world over. He was in his sixtieth year.

Dr. Hartweg became an assistant in the Museum while still an undergraduate here, and was appointed an assistant curator upon earning his doctorate in 1934. By that time his notable contributions to Mexican herpetology were already beginning to appear. He was made Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians in 1946 and Assistant Director of the Museum in 1961. Within the Department of Zoology, he rose through the several ranks to a professorship in 1956.

Through his offices in teaching, administration, and the direction of research, Dr. Hartweg made The University of Michigan a principal center for graduate training in his field. His former students are even now diffusing his national and international influence further. He served also for many years on the governing board of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and as co-editor of its journal, Copeia. A moving spirit in the study of tropical biology, he was further instrumental in the recent founding of the inter-university Organization for Tropical Studies, of which he was president and board chairman at the time of his death. A loyal member of the comprehensive community of scientists and scholars, he freely lent his tact, persuasiveness, and sound judgment to committees, not only of the Museum and the Department of Zoology but of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the University Senate.

Sensible of a profound loss to the University, the Regents wish to express, as well, their personal sorrow for Dr. Hartweg's death and their grateful esteem for his memory. To Mrs. Hartweg and the other surviving members of his family, they tender their deepest sympathy.