Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
EDWARD E. MCCLURE
Edward E. McClure, professor of architecture, died on April 24, 1982. He was 50.
Professor McClure was born on August 21, 1931, in Lacoochee, Florida. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Florida in 1953 and 1958, respectively. He was awarded a second master's degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1961. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 1971.
Dr. McClure taught at the University of Florida, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Florida State University. At Florida State, he also served as chairman of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1977, where he served as associate dean and director of the Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture.
Professor McClure's research focused on land use. He was principal investigator for studies on home care for the aged and on transportation for disadvantaged populations. He also published widely on land use issues involving urban and open space planning. In addition, Dr. McClure participated in several professional organizations, among them the American Society of Planning Officials and the American Planning Association.
As the founding force behind the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, the accrediting body for urban planning degrees throughout the world, Professor McClure provided urban planning education with an important legacy.
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.