OSCAR W. REINMUTH
Oscar W. Reinmuth, professor emeritus
of classics, died on April 17, 1984. He was 83.
Professor Reinmuth was born on October
11, 1900, in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a bachelor's degree from
Clinton College in 1921, a master's degree from the University of Nebraska
in 1928, and a PhD from Princeton University in 1931.
Dr. Reinmuth served as president of
Canadian Junior College in Alberta, Canada, from 1921 to 1927. From
1931 to 1937 he taught at the University of Nebraska, where he was also
chairman of the Department of Classics. From 1937 to 1941 he taught
at the University of Oklahoma. He joined the faculty of The University
of Texas at Austin in 1941.
Professor Reinmuth, a scholar in Greek
epigraphy, history, and semantics, published The Ephebic Inscriptions
of the Fourth Century B.C., an account of the two years of military
training required for men 18 to 20 to attain citizenship in Greece.
He also published The Prefects of Egypt from Augustus to Diocletian.
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.