Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
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.