Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
Calvin McMillan, professor emeritus of botany, died on August 29, 1997. He was 75.
Professor McMillan was born on February 20, 1922, in Murray, Utah. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah in 1947 and 1948, respectively. He earned a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1952.
Dr. McMillan taught at the University of Nebraska before joining the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1958. He carried out highly regarded research in plant ecology, including a now-classic work on prairie grass populations. He also conducted studies of marine grasses along the world's shallow coastal waters. Professor McMillan's work was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.
Professor McMillan was a member of the Ecological Society of America, the American Society for Plant Taxonomists, and the Botanical Society of America.
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.