Weaver, Richard Malcolm
- Existence: 3 March 1910 - 1 April 1963
Richard Malcolm Weaver was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on March 3, 1910. In 1916, his family moved to Lexington, Kentucky. He received his A.B. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1932 and attended Vanderbilt University from 1933-1936, receiving his masters in English. From 1936 to 1940, he taught English at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute and then at Texas A & M. From 1940 to 1943, he studied for his PhD at Louisiana State University, where he worked with Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. He was a Professor of English at the University of Chicago from 1944-1963. He wrote textbooks including Ideas Have Consequences (1948), The Ethics of Rhetoric (1953), Composition: A Course in Writing and Rhetoric (1957), and Visions of Order (1964). He died in Chicago, Illinois, on April 9, 1963.