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Austin Phelps, associate professor of zoology, died on June 1, 1988. He was 83.
Professor Phelps was born on March 19, 1905, in Chicago, Illinois. He earned bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Yale University in 1928 and 1932, respectively.
Professor Phelps joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1938 and taught until he retired in 1973. He published articles in professional journals including Ecology, the Journal of Experimental Zoology, and Science.
Professor Phelps was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a member of the American Society of Zoologists, and Ecological Society of America, and the Society of Protozoologists.<signed>
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 31, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.