Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
JOSEPH HENRY WILKINSON
J. Henry Wilkinson, professor emeritus of law, died on November 30, 2001.
In 1934, Professor Wilkinson received his B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina. From 1934-37, Wilkinson worked in both the public and private sector as an accountant. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service from 1937-1942 and then served in the Navy from 1942-45. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 1949.
After graduating from law school, Wilkinson moved to Midland and worked in private practice. He returned to the University in 1957 as a professor of law. He published several papers throughout his career, but a few, in particular, are most notable. For example, two papers on the ABC transactions can be seen in the 1969 enactment of Section 636 of the Internal Revenue Code. Additionally, several writings regarding life insurance and estate planning acquainted students and others on how to determine the rate of return on life insurance contracts and other forms of insurance and, subsequently, compare the two in terms of investments.
Professor Wilkinson married Lucile Huntington on August 17, 1941. She preceded him in death on January 19, 1996.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Jennifer Morgan and posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 12, 2005. Additional information can be found in the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.