Tom McMahon, professor of English, died
on June 19, 1972. He was 49.
Professor McMahon was born in New York
City, on October 28, 1922. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees
from Yale University in 1948 and 1956, respectively. He earned a B.
Litt. from Oxford University in 1958. At Yale, he was founding editor
of the Yale Poetry Review.
Professor McMahon taught at the University
of Puerto Rico, where he was chairman of the Department of English and
assistant director of the honors program. He joined the faculty of The
University of Texas in 1970. Professor McMahon published articles on
Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. At the time of his death he
was involved in a lengthy study of both novelists.
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 UT Office of Public Affairs.