JOHN T. PATTERSON
John T. Patterson, professor emeritus
of zoology, died on December 4, 1960. He was 82.
Professor Patterson was born on November
3, 1878, in Pegria, Ohio. He received a bachelor's degree from the College
of Wooster in 1903. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Chicago
Dr. Patterson joined the faculty of
The University of Texas at Austin in 1908. He became internationally
known as an eminent researcher, publishing more than 70 scientific treatises
during his long career. In 1937 he was named distinguished professor.
His work in fruit fly genetics earned him the Elliot Science Medal in
Professor Patterson served as president
of both the Genetic Society of America and the American Society of Zoologists.
In 1959 he was honored with Biological Contributions: A Collection
of Essays and Research Articles, dedicated to John Thomas Patterson
on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. Twenty-two colleagues and
former students contributed to the book. In 1965 the J. T. Patterson
Building was named in his honor by the UT System Board of Regents.
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.