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Ralph Lane, associate professor of mathematics, died on December 13, 1962, in Ames, Iowa, where he was a visiting professor at Iowa State University.
Professor Lane was born on January 26, 1911, in Henning, Illinois. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Ilinois in 1933 and a master's degree from Northwestern University in 1943. He joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin in 1948, receiving a PhD from UT Austin in 1950. He became an associate professor in 1952 and remained at the University until 1962. From 1933 to 1940 he was a statistician at Flitcraft, Inc. He served as vice president of the company from 1940 to 1947.
During his career at the University, Dr. Lane's research interests included probability and statistics, difference methods, and continued fractions.
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.