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Prof. Robert Weiss to Chair Speech Department

Prof. Robert Weiss to Chair Speech Department

April 17, 1963

Robert Weiss Circa 1963.jpgApril 17, 1963, Greencastle, Ind. - "Robert O. Weiss, the coach of DePauw University's undefeated 'College Bowl' team, has been named head of the DePauw speech department, effective June 30," reports today's Indianapolis News. "Weiss, a faculty member since 1955, succeeds J. Alan Hammack, who will move to Central Michigan University."

The newspaper account -- headlined "Quiz Team Coach is Advanced at DePauw" -- continues, "Weiss, 37, was graduated magna cum laude in speech from Albion College and earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees at Northwestern University."

Before coming to DePauw, Dr. Weiss served as an instructor at Wayne and Northwestern Universities.