JAMES P. HART, "What James Stephen Hogg Means to Texas,"
is chancellor of the University of Texas and a former associate
justice of the Texas Supreme Court. An honor graduate of both
the University and Harvard, Judge Hart will be remembered as
the author of the excellent, concise history of oil in Texas pub-
lished in the January, 1941, Quarterly while he was serving as as-
sistant attorney general in charge of the state's important oil and
gas cases. Appointed to the bench of Texas' highest court in 1947,
he was elected to a six-year term the following year; on Novem-
ber 15, 1950, he resigned to become the first chancellor of his
EDWARD R. MAHER, JR., "Sam Houston and Secession," did a
master's thesis in history on the same subject at Fordham Uni-
versity. A life member of the Association, Maher received his
B.A. at St. Mary's University at La Porte, Texas. He teaches
history at Jesuit High School in Dallas.
FRANK E. VANDIVER, "Letters from the Confederate Medical
Service in Texas, 1863-1865," is well known for his work in the
field of Confederate history. He is presently connected with the
Air University in Montgomery, Alabama.
HARBERT DAVENPORT, "General Jos6 Maria Jesiis Carabajal,"
is a recognized authority on the Brownsville area of Texas. A
former president of the Association and currently a member of
its executive council, Judge Davenport has written a number of
articles for the Quarterly. A graduate of the University of Texas
Law School, he is an attorney in Brownsville.
ALBERT WOLDERT, "Relics of Possible Indian Battle in Wood
County, Texas," has published a history of Tyler and Smith
County and has contributed articles to the Quarterly, to the
Chronicles of Oklahoma, and to various medical journals. He
recently retired as city health officer of Tyler after more than
thirty-five years in office.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101139/. Accessed April 27, 2015.