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IN MEMORIAM

THOMAS E. BARLOW

Thomas E. Barlow, retired associate professor of health, physical education, and recreation, died on September 25, 1994. He was 88.

Professor Barlow was born on July 31, 1906, in Taylor, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1927.

Professor Barlow joined the faculty of the University in 1930 and taught until 1972, when he retired. During World War II, he gained national attention when he established the first conditioning program for students in the Navy Reserves. He also organized the swimming and fencing programs and directed men s physical education from 1952 to 1969.

Professor Barlow was a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and the National College Physical Education Association for Men.

Professor Barlow published short fiction in the Saturday Evening Post in 1950 and 1951. One of his works, "The Sudden Heart," also appeared in the Best Post Stories 1950. In 1984 he received the Frank Erwin Award for his work with the University's swimming program, which was considered one of the nation s strongest.



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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.


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