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CARL G. HARTMAN
Carl G. Hartman, retired professor of zoology, died on March 1, 1968. He was 88.
Professor Hartman was born on June 3, 1879, in Reinbeck, Iowa. He received bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 1902, 1904, and 1915, respectively. He was the first individual to earn a PhD at the University.
Professor Hartman was superintendent of Travis County schools from 1904 to 1909. From 1909 until 1912 he taught at Sam Houston State University. He joined the faculty of UT Austin in 1912 and taught until 1925. He later taught at the University of Illinois and served as associate director of the Ortho Research Foundation.
Dr. Hartman was a renowned authority in embryology and the "acknowledged founder" of the study of mammalian reproduction. He published more than 200 articles in scientific journals. Professor Hartman coauthored The Human Body and its Enemies: A Textbook of Hygiene Sanitation and Physiology (1913) and coedited The Anatomy of the Rhesus Monkey (1933). In addition, he wrote Possums (1952). The book, considered a natural history classic, was based on his doctoral dissertation on the native marsupial.
Professor Hartman served as president of the American Society of Zoologists and as vice president of the Texas Academy of Science. He was also a member of the American Society of Mammalogists and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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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.