Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
MAX SYLVIUS HANDMAN
Max Sylvius Handman, professor of sociology and economics, died in December of 1939.
Professor Handman was born on December 13, 1885, in Roman, Romania. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in 1907 and a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1917.
Dr. Handman taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Missouri. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1917 and resigned in 1931, when he accepted a position at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Professor Handman served on the Committee on Public Information in 1918. He was a special investigator for the Library of Congress and for the Wickersham Commission on Law Enforcement. He was also president of the Texas Conference on Social Work in 1924.
During the early 1930s Professor Handman was recalled to Romania by King Carol to carry out a study on the problems of minority populations. He was later decorated by King Carol with the Order of Cultural Merit, Knight, first class, for his service.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 18, 2001.