WILLIAM EARLE DRAKE
William Earle Drake, retired assistant professor
of cultural foundations of education, died on October 25, 1989.
He was 86.
Professor Drake was born on September 25, 1903,
in Asheville, North Carolina. He earned bachelor's, master's,
and PhD degrees at the University of North Carolina in 1924, 1928,
and 1930, respectively.
Dr. Drake served as an administrator of public
schools in North Carolina and taught at the University of Missouri
and Pennsylvania State University. He joined the faculty of The
University of Texas at Austin in 1957, where he served as department
chair from 1959 until his retirement in 1969.
Professor Drake was a specialist in the history
and philosophy of education. His publications included The
American School in Transition, Higher Education in North
Carolina Before 1860, Intellectual Foundations of Modern
Education, and Sources for Intellectual Foundations of
During World War II Professor Drake served on
the National War Labor Board. In 1945-46 he taught at Shrivenham
American University in England under auspices of the War Deparment.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February
16, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the
Barker Texas History Center. A Formal resolution was prepared
The following note was added after the distribution of the biographical
sketch on February 16, 2001. A resolution prepared by a special
committee can be found on page 1217
in the bound volume of the Documents of the General Faculty for