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Robert Barbeau Mautz, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York 1941. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal; chevalier Swedish Royal Order North Star; Star of Yugoslavia with gold wreaths; named Man of Year by several organizations.


Mautz, Robert Barbeau was born on January 22, 1915 in Marion, Ohio, United States. Son of Albert Edward and Bessie (Barbeau) Mautz.


Bachelor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1937. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1940. Postgraduate, 1950; Degree (honorary), University Miami.

Degree (honorary), University Florida. Degree (honorary), Miami University. Degree (honorary), Oxford University.

Degree (honorary), Jacksonville University. Degree (honorary), Florida Institute of Technology. Degree (honorary), University South Florida.

Degree (honorary), Flagler College.


Associate, Root, Clark, Buckner & Ballantine, New York City, 1940-1941; attorney, Pan American Airways, British W. Africa, 1941-1942; Executive officer legal division, Office Military Government, Berlin, 1945-1948; deputy legal director, Hesse, 1948-1949; professor of law, assistant dean, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1950-1958; dean academic affairs, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1958-1963; vice president academic affairs, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1963-1968; chancellor, State University System of Florida, 1968-1975; Regent's professor, director, Institute Learned Scholars, Gainesville, 1975-1980; special advisor for higher education, Florida Commissioner of Education, 1981-1983; member, Post-Secondary Education Planning communications of Florida, since 1983.


  • Bar: New York 1941.


  • Other Work

    • Author legal and other articles.


Former commissioner Education Commission of States. Member executive board Southern Regional Education Board. Board directors American College Testing Program, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

Advisory council National Center for Education Stats, Defense Systems Management College. Executive committee Yale Law School Served to colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Major general United States Air Force, retired.

Member Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta, Order of Coif.


Married Esther Guthery, February 22, 1947 (deceased September 1993).

Albert Edward Mautz

Bessie (Barbeau) Mautz

Esther Guthery