Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
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.