Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
AMBROSE GORDON JR.
Ambrose Gordon Jr., professor emeritus of English, died on March 7, 1987. He was 66.
Professor Gordon was born on May 23, 1920, in Savannah, Georgia. He received three degrees from Yale University, a bachelor's in 1942, a master's in 1951, and a PhD in 1952. He held the Goodrich, Lewis, and Junior Sterling fellowships at Yale.
Dr. Gordon taught at Hunter College, Yale University, and Sarah Lawrence College. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1958. His research interests included the novelists Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, and Ford Madox Ford. He also carried out studies on the relationship between U.S. and Latin American writers. He held two Fulbright fellowships to pursue research on contemporary Latin American writers.
Professor Gordon was the author of The Invisible Tent: The War Novels of Ford Madox Ford. He also published numerous poems in a variety of journals, including Arion, Poetry Northwest, and New River.
In 1984 Professor Gordon was awarded the President's Associates Award for Teaching.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 5, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.