From its founding the Cornell University Faculty has had a practice of recording a tribute to its members upon their death. Starting with William C. Cleveland, Professor of Civil Engineering (d: January 16, 1873) and continuing to the present. The memorial statements are authored by colleagues of the deceased faculty member.

The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty for their service to the university.

A good starting point in your research is the Online Index to the Faculty Memorial Statements.

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  • Opie, Eugene Lindsay 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1971)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Eugene Lindsay Opie who died in 1971. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty ...
  • Buckman, Harry Oliver 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1964)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Harry Oliver Buckman who died in 1964. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty ...
  • Clark, David D. 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1997)
    Memorial Statement for Professor David D. Clark, who died in 1997. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty for ...
  • Wessels, Philip Henry 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1950)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Philip Henry Wessels who died in 1950. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty ...
  • Humphrey, Margaret Louise 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1983)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Margaret Louise Humphrey who died in 1983. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its ...
  • Cooper, William 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1970)
    Memorial Statement for Professor William Cooper who died in 1970. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty for ...
  • Matott, Howard W. 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 2004)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Howard W. Matott, who died in 2004. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty for ...
  • Knudson, Lewis 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1958)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Lewis Knudson who died in 1958. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty for ...
  • Cornell, Walter Rodney 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1950)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Walter Rodney Cornell who died in 1950. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty ...
  • Van Rensselaer, Martha 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty (Cornell University, 1931)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Martha Van Rensselaer who died in 1931. The memorial statements contained herein were prepared by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty of Cornell University to honor its faculty ...

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