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Roy Wood Sellars
The Michigan Alumnus 75-85

Roy Wood Sellars, who becomes Assistant Professor of Philosophy, was born in Egmontville, Huron Co., Canada, July 9, 1880.

His education was received in the public schools of Michigan, in the Ferris Institute, and at the University of Michigan, where he was graduated from the Literary Department in 1903.

The year following his graduation he spent in study at the Hartford Theological Seminary, and in 1904 he became a fellow in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin.

In 1909 he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan, and the year 
1910 was spent in further study at the universities of Paris and Heidelberg.

In 1905, he was appointed instructor in Philosophy, and has taught here continuously, with the exception of the year spent in study abroad. Professor Sellers has published several articles in the Journal of Philosophy, Psychol
ogy and Scientific Methods, and two in the Psychological Review.

He was married in 1911, and has two children, a boy and a girl.