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 Robert Stewart Hyer

Robert Stewart Hyer

Birth
Oxford, Newton County, Georgia, USA
Death 29 May 1929 (aged 68)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 20625 · View Source
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Scientist, Educator. He earned a B.A. in physics from Emory in 1881 and immediately became a physics professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and later president. Among his scientific achievements, in 1904 he designed the first wireless station in Texas, transmitting a message over a distance of one mile. He moved to Dallas to become one of the founders of Southern Methodist University , where he served as president from 1911 to 1920. He was also professor of physics at SMU until his death. He designed the campus of SMU, developed the curriculum, hired the faculty, and recruited the students.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Stewart Hyer (18 Oct 1860–29 May 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20625, citing Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .