Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:03am
Ernst Frederick “Fred” Lang was born in 1916 in Detroit and grew up on Van Dyke Avenue. As a young man he played ragtime and jazz piano in Detroit speakeasies. He attended the University of Michigan LSA and the Medical School. After graduating in 1941, he married his longtime sweetheart, Virginia, and they raised four children. Lang was a radiologist at Harper Hospital in Detroit for 40 years and served as editor of the American Journal of Radiology. He passed away on September 26, 2014.
Fred Lang was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2008 as part of the Legacies Project.
Ann Arbor News, October 6, 1946
This plaque, designed by Carleton W. Angell, University artist, will be presented for the Goodyear shelter at the public 50th anniversary program of the Humane Society of Ann Arbor. The program will start at 3:30 Sunday afternoon at the shelter. The dog on the plaque was modeled on the artists' memory of "Orson," a dog owned by the late Dr. W. B. Hinsdale. The verse consists of Coleridge's lines, "He prayeth best, who loveth best all things both great and small; for the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all."