JAMES ROBERT MOORE
J. Robert Moore, retired professor of
marine science, died on March 25, 1995. He was 69.
Professor Moore was born on May 18,
1925, in Temple, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree from the University
of Houston in 1951. He earned a master's degree from Harvard University
in 1954. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales in 1964.
Professor Moore was chief marine geologist
for the United Kingdom Irish Sea Program in the early 1960s. In 1966
he became professor of geology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison,
where he founded and directed the Marine Research Laboratory and the
Underwater Minerals Program. At Wisconsin, Professor Moore also established
the Underwater Mining Institute. He served as the institute's chairman
and editor in chief of its Journal of Marine Mining until 1994.
Professor Moore was director of the
Marine Science Institute at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks from
1977 to 1979. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin
in 1979. Professor Moore served as chairman of the Department of Marine
Science and director of the Marine Science Institute until 1982. He
continued to teach at UT Austin until his retirement in 1994.
In 1989 Professor Moore won the Outstanding
Career Achievement Award from the International Marine Minerals Society.
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.