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.