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FRANCIS WARREN ROBERTS
Francis Warren Roberts, retired professor of English, died on January 15, 1998. He was 81.
Professor Roberts was born on December 3, 1916, in Menard, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree from Southwestern University in 1938 and a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin in 1956.
Dr. Roberts joined the faculty of the University in 1954. He was an authority on D. H. Lawrence. With Harry T. Moore, he edited two studies of the author's works, D. H. Lawrence and His World (1966) and Phoenix II: Uncollected, Unpublished, and Other Prose Work by D. H. Lawrence (1968). In 1977 he held a Fulbright-Hays fellowship to carry out research on 683 letters that Lawrence wrote between 1921 to 1924. Professor Roberts was named director of the Humanities Research Center in 1962, a position he held until his retirement from the University in 1978.
Professor Roberts served as president of the South Central Modern Language Association in 1974-75. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees, Southwestern University, in 1975-76.
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Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 21, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.