WILDENTHAL, BRYAN

Ida Stevenson Vernon

WILDENTHAL, BRYAN (1904–1965). Bryan Wildenthal, teacher and administrator, son of Bernard and Aissa (Wadgymar) Wildenthal, was born on April 10, 1904, in Cotulla, Texas. He attended Cotulla public schools before entering Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos; he was graduated from there in 1925, at which time he was appointed auditor of the school. He held that position while he continued his education at the University of Texas in Austin, where in 1927 he earned an M.A. degree in economics and in 1942 received the Ph.D. In 1928 he was married to Doris Kellam; they had two children. He became business manager for Southwest Texas State, a position he held until 1940, when he was appointed a professor of economics. During World War II, on leave of absence, Wildenthal served as general assistant to the secretary of the Red Cross in the Pacific area. He returned to Southwest Texas State following the war. In 1950 he was appointed president of Angelo College. In 1952 he was appointed president of Sul Ross State College in Alpine, and he served in that capacity until his death on June 1, 1965; he was buried in the San Marcos cemetery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Alcalde (magazine of the Ex-Students' Association of the University of Texas), October 1952. Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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