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IN MEMORIAM

ROY JAMES (JACK) MCLEAN

Roy James (Jack) McLean, professor emeritus of physical and health education, died on December 6, 1986. He was 89.

Professor McLean was born on February 11, 1897, in Austin, Texas. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees at The University of Texas at Austin in 1917 and 1923, respectively.

He joined the faculty of the University in 1920, where he taught until 1967, when he retired. As the UT Austin cross-country coach, he trained student athletes who won six Southwest Conference championships from 1920 to 1933. He also introduced weightlifting at the University, and from 1959 to 1967 trained students who became national champions in the sport.

In 1983 Professor McLean endowed the Roy J. McLean Centennial Fellowship in Sports History.

he Hispanic American Historical Review in 1983.

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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 May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.