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IN MEMORIAM

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.

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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