ARCHIBALD ROSS LEWIS
Archibald Ross Lewis, onetime professor of
history, died on February 4, 1990. He was 75.
Professor Lewis was born on August 25, 1914,
in Bronxville, New York. He earned bachelor's, master's, and doctoral
degrees at Princeton University in 1936, 1939, and 1940, respectively.
Professor Lewis taught at the University of
South Carolina. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas
at Austin in 1952, where he taught until 1969. He served as chairman
of the Department of History for more than five years. He resigned
to accept a position at the University of Massachusetts, where
he taught until his retirement in 1985.
Dr. Lewis was a Fulbright Research Scholar
in 1950-51, a Ford Fellow in 1955-56, and received a fellowship
from the American Council of Learned Societies in 1959-60. An
authority on the medieval period, he published numerous books,
including Naval Power and Trade in the Mediterranean, AD 500-1100
(1951), The Northern Seas: Shipping and Trade in Northern
Europe, AD 300-1100 (1958), and The Development of Southern
French and Catalan Society, 718-1050
Professor Lewis was awarded the Croix de Guerre
and the Bronze Star for his service in Europe during World War
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001.
Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office
of Public Affairs.