Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
WADE LYNN BROWN
Wade Lynn Brown, professor emeritus of psychology, died on December 25, 1989. He was 83.
Professor Brown was born on January 3, 1906, in Kennard, Texas. After studying at Stephen F. Austin University, Yale University, and Tulane University, he completed his PhD at The University of Texas in 1937.
Dr. Brown became a member of the faculty of the University in 1937. He retired in 1974, after 47 years as a teacher and researcher. Professor Brown was director of radiobiology at the Balcones Research Center and also established the Primate Laboratory at the center. He contributed to the early work done in space exploration and oversaw the first flights of the rhesus monkeys.
His later research focused on the effects of ionizing radiation on the central nervous system as it affects behavior and performance. Dr. Brown published 148 articles in professional journals and lectured throughout the United States and abroad.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.