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Jack Lenhart, age 78, died in Austin, Texas, on June 8, 1987. He was born in Huron, South Dakota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
After graduation, he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Tennessee. In September of 1937, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas in the Department of Drawing, which later became the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He taught engineering graphics and descriptive geometry.
He retired as a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering from the University of Texas after forty years of teaching. After retirement, he was employed as a consultant for Astro-Mechanics, and was chief engineer at Reinhart & Associates.
Jack Lenhart's students remember him as a man of patience and detail, always willing to explain things to his students, either in class or in his office.
Survivors included his wife, Marian; son and daughter-in-law, J. David and Judy G. Lenhart; daughter, Patricia L. McCulloch; grandchildren, Greg and Janis Lenhart, and Chrissy McCulloch; great-grandchild, Julie Lenhart; and brothers, Cort G. Platt, Robert J. Platt, and William E. Platt.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 12, 1987, at Weed-Corley Funeral Home, followed by burial in Austin Memorial Park.
Larry R. Faulkner, President
The University of Texas at Austin
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
This memorial resolution was prepared by Professor Emeritus Leonardt F. Kreisle.
Distributed to the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Executive Vice President and Provost, and the President on December 7 , 1999. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500. This resolution is posted under "Memorials" at: http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ .