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
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.