ROBERT E. MATHEWS
Robert E. Mathews, retired professor of law,
died on November 4, 1983, in Austin. He was 89.
Professor Mathews was born in Waterville, Maine,
on April 17, 1894, and received a bachelor's degree from Yale
University in 1915. He earned a law degree from the University
of Chicago in 1920. He taught at Ohio State University for 40
years before retiring as professor emeritus in 1964. He also taught
at Columbia University, the Indian Law Institute at New Delhi,
and Harvard University. Professor Mathews joined the faculty of
The University of Texas at Austin in 1966 and taught until his
retirement in 1970.
In 1952 Professor Mathews was elected president
of the Association of American Law Schools, one of the few professors
ever extended that honor, since most AALS presidents are law school
deans. He wrote Problems Illustrative of the Responsibilities
of Members of the Legal Profession. The fourth edition was
used by 37 law schools in the country. Professor Mathews also
brought his legal skills to service on the U.S. National Commission
for UNESCO and the U.S. Commission for the International Society
for Labor Law.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted
on the Faculty Council web site on December 20, 2000. Additional
biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History
Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.
The UT Law Library Archives has addtional materials at http://www.law.utexas.edu/rare/archives.htm