Al Witte

Albert Matthew Francis Witte was born in Pittsburgh, P ennsyl v ania , on Oct ober 25, 1923.

He first came to Fayetteville, Arkansas , to receive his Air Force training during World War II and later was assigned to duty in Italy.

After the war, h e earned his Ph.B . and M.A. f rom the University of Chicago . Witte taught English literature at Ripon College before getting a law degree from the Universi ty of Wisconsin School of Law . In 1957 Witte became a professor at the University of Arkansa s School of Law and remained a faculty member until his retirement in 1994 .

He served as the president of the National C ollegiate Athletic Association until he finished his term in 1990.

Witte passed away on December 23, 2015.

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