Jennie Wilmot, professor emeritus of
human ecology, died on July 5, 1980. She was 89.
Professor Wilmot was born on March 8,
1891, in Rushford, New York. She received bachelor's and master's degrees
from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1924.
Professor Wilmot taught in junior high
schools in New York. In 1925 she joined the faculty of The University
of Texas at Austin, where she taught until her retirement in 1958. Professor
Wilmot served as head of the dietetics division in the Department of
Human Ecology. She cowrote the college textbook Food for the Family.
She also published articles in the Journal of Home Economics
and Practical Home Economics.
Professor Wilmot served as president
of the Texas State Nutrition Council. In 1955 she was named "Texas Home
Economist of the Year."
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.