Obituary: David A. Grant (1916–1977)

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David A. Grant, Clark L. Hull Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin, died on December 28, 1977, in Madison. He is remembered by family and friends, including a very large number of students whose first efforts in the world of experimental psychology were enhanced and guided by this good and demanding professor. David Grant, born May 17, 1916, was educated at the University of Iowa (BA, 1938), the University of Wisconsin (MA, 1939), and Stanford University (PhD, 1941). His interesting life in the department at the University of Wisconsin began in the basement of Bascom Hall in 1941 as an assistant professor sharing an office with Harry Harlow, another Stanford PhD of a few years earlier. Harlow's days were spent at the cheese-factory-turned-primate-laboratory, so Grant had the office to himself. He advanced through the ranks to full professor and research professor and chaired the department during 1950-1954 and 1971-1972. The department grew impressively during his professional life in it and moved into a building of its own. It is currently a large and respected department. David Grant was still a member of it when he died. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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