Frederick Eby, professor emeritus of
education, died on February 10, 1968. He was 93.
Professor Eby was born on October 26,
1874, in Ebytown, Ontario, Canada. He earned a bachelor's degree from
McMaster University in 1895 and a PhD from Clark University in 1900.
He taught at Morgan Park Academy in
Chicago from 1897 to 1898 and at Baylor University from 1900 to 1908.
He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1909,
where he taught until his retirement in 1957. He chaired the Department
of History and Philosophy of Education.
Professor Eby wrote numerous books,
including Christianity and Education (1914), Education in
Texas: Source Materials (1918), Early Protestant Educators
(1931), The Development of Modern Education (1934), The History
and Philosophy of Education: Ancient and Medieval (1940), and Reorganizing
American Education for World Leadership (1958).
Professor Eby carried out research on
the viability of two-year institutions. For many years he also taught
students who later became junior college administrators and professors.
As a result of these efforts, he was considered the "father" of the
junior college movement in Texas.
A memorial honoring Professor Eby was
entered into the Congressional Record by the Honorable Henry B. Gonzalez,
member of Congress from San Antonio, on Wednesday, May 1, 1968.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta
and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 18 2001.
Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas
History Center and the New
Handbook of Texas, Texas State Historical Association,