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June 6, 2007
Passing of President Emeritus Martin Meyerson
President Emeritus Martin Meyerson passed away on Saturday, June 2 at the age of 84. He was president of Penn from 1970 to 1981. After his term as president, Mr. Meyerson remained at Penn as the University Professor of Public Policy Analysis and City and Regional Planning. In addition, he served as chair of the University of Pennsylvania Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Press, the Institute for Research on Higher Education, and the Monell Chemical Senses Center.
A University-wide memorial service will be held for Mr. Meyerson in the fall. Details will be published in Almanac when they become available. Mr. Meyerson is survived by his wife, Margy Ellin Meyerson, G '93; sons, Adam and Matthew; daughters-in-law, Sandra Meyerson and Nina Shea; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Laura. A full obituary will appear in the July 17 issue of Almanac.