Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
ROBERTA FRANCES LAVENDER
Roberta Frances Lavender, retired associate professor emeritus of classics, died on February 9, 1953. She was 82.
Professor Lavender was born on January 12, 1871, in Tyler, Texas. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 1896 and 1902, respectively.
She taught public school in Tyler and Houston. She joined the faculty of the University in 1903 and taught until 1934, when she retired. Professor Lavender was involved in the Texas Classical Association and the Texas Latin Tournament. She wrote Latin Composition in three parts (1912-1916) and served as editor of the Latin Leaflet, published by UT Austin, from 1922 to 1933.
Tributes to Professor Lavender appeared in the Alcalde and the Tyler Courier-Times in 1953.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
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.