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IN MEMORIAM

EUGENE WISDOM

Eugene Wisdom, associate professor of finance and director of actuarial science, died on November 3, 1994. He was 72.

Professor Wisdom was born on November 20, 1921, in Fort Worth, Texas. He earned a bachelor s degree from Baylor University in 1941 and a master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1947.

Professor Wisdom worked with the Great Southern Life Insurance Company from 1947 to 1952. He was a consulting actuary with Rudd and Wisdom from 1952 to 1968. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1968, where he directed the program in actuarial science. He retired in 1984.

Professor Wisdom was a fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He served on the Committee on Discipline of the American Academy of Actuaries. He was also the liaison for job placement and with education committees of the Texas Life Insurance Association and the Actuaries' Club of the Southwest.

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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.