Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
EDWARD J. WAGNER
Edward J. Wagner, associate professor emeritus of electrical engineering, died on January 9, 1981. He was 70.
Professor Wagner was born on May 6, 1910, in Chicago, Illinois. He received a BS from the University of Illinois in 1937 and an MS from the University of Colorado in 1939.
Professor Wagner was an instructor with the Air Corps Technical School. He also taught at Chicago Technical College and the Illinois Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1958.
Professor Wagner specialized in electromagnetic devices and miniaturization of energy conversion devices. He belonged to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. He registered three patents.
Professor Read began losing his eyesight in 1974, due to diabetes. This led to his 1981 publication of a cookbook, When the Cook Can't Look: A Cookbook for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.
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 UT Office of Public Affairs.