Milo W. Weaver, professor emeritus of mathematics, died on March 20, 2006. He was 93.
Professor Weaver received his B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1935 and then taught in the Austin Public School system until 1945. He returned to UT to assist with the post-World War II influx of students and taught with a math group that offered extension high school courses for engineering students. He then earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from UT in 1952 and 1956, respectively.
Dr. Weaver taught graduate courses in group theory and played an active role in developing the department’s courses in modern abstract algebra. He also participated in the Number Sense Contest through the University Interscholastic League, and in 1969, he was named director of the contest.
Dr. Weaver’s service to UT was not only evident in his dedication to teaching and his students. Through the International Office, he served as the assistant director for the Saudi-Arabian Training Project from 1961-62. In this role, he supervised Saudi college placement and college work in 35 colleges and universities.
Dr. Weaver married Jessie Athene McGirk on December 24, 1934. They had five children: Shirley, Billy, Gary, Sharon, and Michael.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
Office of the General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Jennifer Morgan and posted on the Faculty Council web site
on February 27, 2008. Additional information can be found in the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.