William R. Dawson

Ann Arbor, Michigan

1927 - 2020


Ann Arbor, Michigan


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Dawson, William R. "Bill" 8/24/1927 - 3/6/2020 Ann Arbor Age 92 died March 8th, 2020 at home in Ann Arbor surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Los Angeles when it was a smaller, more beautiful city, surrounded by mountains and orange groves right beside the Pacific Ocean. After...

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I am very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Although I joined the U-M faculty the year after he retired, we interacted quite frequently over the years due to him maintaining his emeritus office in the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology (in its former Ruthven location).

Bill had a long and and distinguished academic career at the U-M. His impressive scholarly achievements were complemented by his significant administrative contributions as Chair of the Department of Biology...

Bill Dawson defined the word "Gentleman". I am saddened to learn of his passing. He and Ginnie have been a pleasure to know and work with. My condolences to you Virginia.
David Blough