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M. IRVING SMITH
M. Irving Smith, professor emeritus of Slavic languages, died on June 27, 1989. He was 89.
Professor Smith was born on July 27, 1899, in Cashion, Oklahoma. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma in 1921 and 1925, respectively. He taught at Southwest Texas State University from 1923 to 1926. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1927, where he taught until his retirement in 1969.
Professor Smith initially taught Spanish and French. He later specialized in teaching Russian. He also served as a translator of Russian language materials for use by UT Austin faculty members.
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.