J. REX WIER JR.
J. Rex Wier, associate professor emeritus
of speech communication, died on May 13, 1994. He was 71.
Professor Wier was born on December
2, 1922, in Cabeza, Texas. Following naval service during World War
II, he earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin
in 1948. He received a master's degree from Columbia University in 1950.
He was awarded a PhD from the University of Denver in 1963.
Dr. Wier taught at Southeastern State
College in Oklahoma, where he was chairman of the Department of Speech.
He also taught at North Texas State University. Professor Wier joined
the faculty of UT Austin in 1960. He served as student dean in the College
of Communication for a number of years.
Professor Wier was associate producer
for the Young America Speaks Television Series in 1961-62. As a speech
consultant to the University Interscholastic League, he developed a
bibliography and guide for its poetry interpretation program. For 13
years, Professor Wier served as moderator for "The Next 200 Years,"
a radio program produced by UT Austin.
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.