CHARLES A. BACARISSE, "Baron de Bastrop," at present is en-
rolled in the University of Texas writing a dissertation on Bas-
trop. The first portion of the study appears in this issue of the
Quarterly. Bacarisse attended the University, Marietta College,
and received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of
Houston. He was awarded the Clara Driscoll Scholarship for Re-
search in Texas History for 1954-1955 by the Daughters of the
Republic of Texas.
J. FRED RIPPY, "British Investments in Texas Lands and Live-
stock," is professor of history at the University of Chicago. A
student of the late Herbert E. Bolton, Professor Rippy has done
work in the history of the Southwest. His articles dealing with
the Gadsden Purchase were published a number of years ago in
WILLIAM CLAYTON POOL, "The Origin of Military Aviation in
Texas, 1910-1913," is professor of history at Southwest Texas State
College in San Marcos. He served with the United States Air
Force in the Far East during World War II and was recalled to
duty during the Korean crisis. Pool took his M.A. and Ph.D.
degrees at the University of Texas.
CLAUDE ELLIOTT, "A Check List of Theses and Dissertations in
Texas History, 1907-1952," is a professor of history and Dean of
the Graduate School at Southwest Texas State College at San
Marcos. He received his master's and doctor's degrees at the
University of Texas, writing on the history of the Southern Pacific
Railroad in Texas and the life of James W. Throckmorton. He
is president and fellow of the Association and has had articles
published in numerous historical periodicals.
E. BRUCE THOMPSON, "William Carey Crane and Texas Educa-
tion," is professor of history at Baylor University. Thompson
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101158/. Accessed March 9, 2014.