Gregory Lagrone, professor emeritus
of Spanish and Portuguese, died on February 7, 1983. He was 70.
Professor Lagrone was born on November
5, 1912, in Winters, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree at East
Texas State Teachers College in 1930. He earned a master's degree from
The University of Texas at Austin in 1931. He was awarded a PhD degree
from the University of Pennsylvania in 1936.
Dr. Lagrone taught at the University
of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin before joining the faculty
of the University in 1946. He was a scholar of Spanish literature and
language and published The Imitation of "Don Quixote" in the Spanish
Drama. He also coauthored numerous language books, including Español:
Entender y Hablar, a Spanish language and grammar textbook.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa
Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December
20, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker
Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.