E. GUS FRUH
E. Gus Fruh, professor of civil engineering, died on
May 3, 1978. He was 39.
Professor Fruh was born on January 6, 1939, in Bronx,
New York. He earned his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in
1961. He was awarded master's and PhD degrees from the University of
Wisconsin at Madison in 1963 and 1965, respectively.
Dr. Fruh joined the faculty of The University of Texas
at Austin in 1966. A specialist in the use of water resources, he managed
research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the
Federal Environmental Protection Agency, and the Texas Department of
Water Resources. Shortly before his death, Dr. Fruh completed a four-year
study on coastal zone management.
Professor Fruh made many contributions to the environmental
quality of the city of Austin. In recognition of his work, the City
Council posthumously renamed the Barton Creek greenbelt known as Horseshoe
Bend to Gus Fruh Park.
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 UT Office of Public Affairs.