Niehuss, Marvin Lemmon, 1903-2003

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University of Michigan professor of law, 1936-1944 and 1968-1972, vice president for university relations, 1944-1951, vice president and dean of faculties, 1951-1962, and executive vice president, 1962-1967.

From the description of Marvin Lemmon Niehuss papers, 1923-1972 (bulk 1941-1968). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 84327736

Vice president for legislative relations, 1944-1951, vice president and dean of faculties, 1951-1962, and executive vice president, 1962-1967, of University of Michigan.

From the description of Marvin Lemmon Niehuss papers, 1923-1971 (bulk 1941-1968). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418920

Marvin Lemmon Niehuss was associated with the University of Michigan for over fifty years, starting as an undergraduate in 1920, earning his bachelor's and law degrees in 1925 and 1930 respectively, and eventually serving in a variety of capacities: researcher, law professor, and administrator. His most notable role was legislative relations specialist for the university administration.

Niehuss was born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in Mississippi. Except for two years practicing law in Chicago during the 1930s, his entire career was devoted to the University of Michigan. He made the move from law professor to administrator during World War II, when he coordinated government contracts for the university as Vice President for University Relations. From 1951 to 1962 he served as Vice President and Dean of Faculties, and from 1962 to 1968, as Executive Vice President.

Among the most pressing issues Niehuss dealt with were enrollment bulges in the late 1940s and 1960s, "cash crises" during the 1950s, and affirmative action issues in the 1960s. He also actively supported the dismissal of three alleged communists on faculty (Professors Nickerson, Davis and Markert) who were questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1954.

Niehuss retired from administration to resume teaching responsibilities at the Law School in 1968, and was named Professor Emeritus of Law in June 1973. He died in Louisville, KY May 3, 2003

  • 1925: A.B.
  • 1930: LL.B.
  • 1927 - 1928 : 1930 - 1931 : Instructor in Economics
  • 1931: 1928 - 1929 : Research Assistant, Business Administration
  • 1931 - 1932 : Instructor in Real Estate
  • 1933 - 1934 : Instructor in Law
  • 1934 - 1936 : Private Legal Practice
  • 1936 - 1944 : Associate Professor of Law
  • 1942 - 1945 : Coordinator, Division for Emergency Training
  • 1944: Professor of Law
  • 1944 - 1951 : Vice President for University Relations
  • 1951 - 1962 : Vice President and Dean of Faculties
  • 1962 - 1968 : Executive Vice President
  • 1968 - 1972 : Professor of Law

From the guide to the Marvin Lemmon Niehuss papers, 1923-1972, 1941-1968, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Harlan Henthorne Hatcher papers, 1837-1998 (bulk 1891-1986). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Niehuss, Marvin Lemmon, 1903-2003. Marvin Lemmon Niehuss papers, 1923-1971 (bulk 1941-1968). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Adam Kulakow papers, 1989 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Historica Critica. Historica Critica sound recordings and videotapes, 1985-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. War Historian. War Historian (University of Michigan) records, 1941-1945. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Harlan Henthorne Hatcher Papers, 1837-1998, 1891-1986 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Marvin Lemmon Niehuss papers, 1923-1972, 1941-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn War Historian (University of Michigan) records, 1941-1945., 1941-1945 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Niehuss, Marvin Lemmon, 1903-2003. Marvin Lemmon Niehuss papers, 1923-1972 (bulk 1941-1968). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Historica Critica sound recordings and videotapes, 1984-1992 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Kulakow, Adam. Adam Kulakow papers, 1989. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Davis, Chandler. person
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associatedWith Kulakow, Adam. person
associatedWith Markert, Clement L. (Clement Lawrence), 1917-1999. person
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associatedWith Nickerson, Mark. person
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associatedWith University of Michigan. Senate. corporateBody
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associatedWith University of Michigan. University Hospital. corporateBody
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associatedWith University of Michigan. Vice-President for University Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. War Historian. corporateBody
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Michigan
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Affirmative action programs--Michigan
Affirmative action programs
Academic freedom
Civil rights--Michigan
Civil rights
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Birth 1903-01-02

Death 2003-03-03

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