COLONEL JAMES T. PADGITT, "Colonel William H. Day: Texas
Ranchman," the only grandchild of William H. Day, was born
on the Day Ranch in Coleman County. He has lived on the
Ranch all of his life and now owns and operates the portion on
which the old Day Ranch headquarters is located. Colonel
Padgitt served in World War II with the 36th Infantry Division.
He landed under fire on the Salerno Beach on September 9, 1943,
and was retired from active military service on November i,
1944, because of injuries received in the Italian campaign. At
present, Colonel Padgitt is nearing the completion of his biog-
raphy of Mrs. Mabel Day Lea, the wife of Colonel Day.
WILLIAM CLAYTON POOL, "Battle of Dove Creek," received
the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas. Dr.
Pool is now an associate professor of history at Southwest Texas
State Teachers College.
DANIEL FERGUSON, "Austin College in Huntsville," received
the LL.B. degree from the University of Texas in 1916. Mr. Fer-
guson is an attorney in Dallas where he has practiced his profes-
sion since 1919.
BERLIN B. CHAPMAN, "The Claim of Texas to Greer County,"
received the M.A. from Harvard University and the Ph.D. from
the University of Texas. Since 1941 Dr. Chapman has been pro-
fessor of history on the staff of Oklahoma A. & M. College.
FRANK E. VANDIVER, "John William Mallet and the University
of Texas," has contributed articles to the following publications:
William and Mary Quarterly, Louisiana Historical Quarterly,
North Carolina Historical Review, Tyler's Historical Quarterly,
and Georgia Historical Quarterly. Mr. Vandiver, at present, is
a student and teaching fellow at Tulane University.
COLONEL M. L. CRIMMINS, "W. G. Freeman's Report on the
Eighth Military Department," is a retired army officer distin-
guished for his military studies.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101126/. Accessed February 9, 2016.