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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 II.<signed>
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.