ARTHUR MILTON CORY
Arthur Milton Cory, professor emeritus of English, died
on July 25, 1996. He was 89.
Professor Cory was born on June 19, 1907, in Lafayette,
Ohio. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio State University. Later,
he taught at Texas Military College in Terrell. He received his master's
degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1948.
Professor Cory joined the faculty of the University
in 1935. With the outbreak of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army,
earning a bronze star for establishing a motor maintenance and drivers'
training program critical to the allies' war effort.
Professor Cory returned to the University in 1948, where
he taught and held administrative positions, including a post as associate
dean in the College of Liberal Arts, until his retirement in 1975. He
received a Bromberg Teaching Excellence Award in 1956.
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.