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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 Modern Education.
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 by the
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 2000-2001.