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IN MEMORIAM

DON C. TRAVIS JR.

Don C. Travis Jr., associate professor emeritus of Germanic studies, died on March 1, 1996. He was 84.

Professor Travis was born on December 13, 1911, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He earned a bachelor s degree from Princeton University in 1936 and master s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin in 1937 and 1959, respectively.

Dr. Travis was in government service from 1942 to 1954. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1954 and taught until 1983, when he retired. He specialized in eighteenth and nineteenth century German artistic and cultural history. He also carried out research on the cultural and political background of Nazism.

Professor Travis served as editor of A Hegel Symposium (1962). He published essays in Die Unterrichtspraxis, Ein Reader zu Person und Werk, and Studies in Literature and Language<. Professor Travis also translated the work of Rainer Maria Rilke for Modern European Poetry (1966) and the work of Uwe Brandner, Günter Herburger, and Oskar Sandner for Dimension (1968, 1975).

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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.