IN MEMORIAM: Julius Whittier, Broke Race Barrier for Texas Football

Photo Credit: Tim Sharp for the Associated Press

Julius Whittier, whose life was long enmeshed with the University of Texas at Austin — integrating the football team in 1969 as a freshman undergraduate; earning a B.A. in Philosophy and a Masters in Public Policy with the inaugural class of the LBJ School; later returning to Austin to attend the School of Law — died last week at the age of 68. The cause has not been disclosed, but the former Dallas assistant district attorney was known to have been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

Mr. Whittier’s passing has been reported with extensive and informative obituaries. Each reveals different and important details of Mr. Whittier’s trailblazing life.

The New York Times

Dallas Morning News

Houston Chronicle

Texas Sports