WILLIAM TYLER MATHER
William Tyler Mather, professor of physics, died on
June 14, 1937. He was 72.
Professor Mather was born on September 2, 1864, in Amherst,
Massachusetts. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Amherst
College in 1886 and 1891, respectively. He earned a PhD from Johns Hopkins
University in 1897.
Professor Mather taught at the Williston Seminary, a
boys school, and worked as a chemist in Massachusetts. He joined the
faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1897 and taught for
40 years, until shortly before his death.
Professor Mather held memberships in
the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, and the Texas Academy of Science.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta
and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 5, 2001.
Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas