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STUART A. MACCORKLE
Stuart A. MacCorkle, retired professor of government, died on April 8, 1982. He was 78.
Professor MacCorkle was born on September 1, 1903, in Lexington, Virginia. He earned a bachelor's degree at Washington and Lee University in 1924, a master's degree at the University of Virginia in 1928, and a PhD at Johns Hopkins University in 1931.
Dr. MacCorkle taught at Southwestern College in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1931-32. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1932. He was a specialist in state and local government and public administration. He served as director of the Institute of Public Affairs, which was later merged into the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.
He wrote Municipal Administration (1942), Texas Government (seven editions, beginning in 1949), and Texas Civics (1955). He also published more than 60 articles in professional journals, including the Southwestern Social Science Quarterly, National Municipal Review, and Texas Municipalities. He served as executive director of the Texas Economy Commission in 1951-52. He was also principal adviser in public administration at Seoul National University, Korea, from 1958 to 1960.
Professor MacCorkle was a member of the Southwestern Social Science Association, the American Society for Public Administration, and the International City Manager's Association. He was a member of the editorial board of Public Administration Review from 1942 to 1944.
In addition, Professor MacCorkle was a two-term member of the Austin City Council, serving from 1949 to 1953. He was mayor pro-tem during his second term.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 21, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.