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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.