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JET C. WINTERS
Jet C. Winters, retired professor of human ecology, died on July 27, 1978. She was 91.
Professor Winters was born on April 22, 1887, in Farmington, Texas. She earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1911. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1915 and 1918, respectively, and a PhD from Yale University in 1926.
Dr. Winters taught in Fort Worth public schools and at Texas Woman's University. In 1918 she joined the faculty of the University, where she taught until 1949. Professor Winters carried out numerous studies on the nutritional needs of urban, low income populations. Her research on the nutritional value of dehydrated perishable foods was supported by a grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Winter's work appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and elsewhere.
Professor Winters was a member of the American Association of Nutrition and chairman of the State Nutrition Council.
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.