Thaddeus Braxton Woody
Thaddeus Braxton Woody, 98, who taught romance languages at the
University for 43 years, died Jan. 9 in Charlottesville.
received a bachelor of arts degree at the University in 1923 and
later studied at the University of Puerto Rico, the Sorbonne in
Paris, and Indiana University. He joined the U.Va. faculty in
1928 and retired as professor emeritus in 1971.
his tenure, Woody taught French and Spanish language, literature
and civilization, and for 13 years served as an assistant dean
of the College of Arts & Sciences. He was a member of Phi Beta
Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Raven Society and the Jefferson
Society. He received the Raven Award, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan
Award, and the IMP Award, and was the first recipient of the Alumni
Association Distinguished Professor Award in 1966.
A graveside service was held Jan. 12 at University Cemetery. Memorial
donations may be directed to the Jefferson Society's T. Braxton
Woody Awards in French and Spanish, part of the U.Va. Fund.