Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
LEWIS F. HATCH
Lewis F. Hatch, onetime professor of chemistry, died on April 8, 1991. He was 78.
Professor Hatch was born on August 21, 1912, in Puyallup, Washington. He earned a bachelor's degree from Washington State University in 1933. He earned master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University in 1934 and 1937, respectively.
Dr. Hatch was a chemist for Shell Development Company from 1937 to 1940. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1940 and taught until 1967, when he was named dean of the School of Science and academic vice president at The University of Texas at El Paso, positions he held until 1975. He later taught at the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Professor Hatch authored Organic Chemistry (1955), The Chemistry of Petrochemical Reactions (1955), and Higher Oxo Alcohols (1957). He coauthored The Science of Chemistry (1949 and 1954), Introduction to Organic Chemistry (1948), and Chemistry (1964). In addition, he published more than 100 research and technical papers. In 1960-61 he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Cairo and a consultant in petrochemistry at the National Research Center, the United Arab Republic.
Professor Hatch was a Fellow of the Texas Academy of Science and a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemists.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 21, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.