Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
JOSEPH WALTER RAMSAY
Joseph Walter Ramsay, professor of electrical engineering, died on July 22, 1939. He was 58.
Professor Ramsay was born on November 25, 1880, in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned bachelor's degrees from Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin in 1906 and 1916, respectively.
He joined the faculty of the University in 1911 but interrupted his teaching career in 1915 to serve in the U.S. military as a lieutenant. During World War I he directed the gunnery department of the School of Military Aeronautics located on the campus. Following the Armistice, Professor Ramsay taught at State College of Washington and Texas A&M University. He returned to teach at UT Austin in 1921, where he remained until his death.
For a number of years Professor Ramsay carried out research in transmission and projection of cables for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 18, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center.