Richard Hudson


History 1879-    Dean of LS&A 1898-

RICHARD HUDSON was born at Gateshead, England, September 17, 1845, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Lowthian) Hudson. His parents having emigrated to Michigan, the young Richard was prepared for college at the Pontiac High School, where he was graduated in 1867. He entered the University of Michigan the same year and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1871. The degree of Master of Arts followed in 1877. From 1871 to 1878 he was engaged in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with the exception of three years spent in study and travel abroad. In October, 1878, he took up the study of the law at the University. In 1879 he was appointed Assistant Professor of History, and in 1888 was made full professor and head of the department of History. Since 1898 he has also been Dean of the Department of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He has published a number of articles in the reviews and magazines. In 1901 the University of Nashville conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws.

Burke A. Hinsdale and Isaac Newton Demmon, History of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1906), pp. 281.