The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959

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ON JANUARY 23 Association members will join countless
other residents of the Southwest in commemorating the
death of David M. Warren, an adopted son of Texas
whose star of destiny followed a course from Missouri similar to
that of two nineteenth century predecessors-Moses and Stephen
F. Austin. Born in South Greenfield, Missouri, on July 19, 1894,
Warren came to the High Plains of Texas in August, 1918, with a
new Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Mis-
souri among his credentials. After several years of dedicated appli-
cation, the young apprentice journalist of Amarillo became the
deservedly honored president of the Panhandle Publishing Com-
pany and publisher of the Borger Daily Herald, the Panhandle
Herald, the Spearman Reporter, and the Hutchinson County
Herald. Recognition of his sound capabilities was later manifested
in his election to the Panhandle State Bank (Borger) board of
directors, of which he became chairman in 1940, and to the presi-
dency of the First State Bank of Panhandle in 1944.
Warren's professional and business acumen alone would have
earned local renown, but his social awareness and energy were not
so limited. As his finances became more assured, he moved more
into the field of public service and began to assume and perform
the civic duties and responsibilities that were to reap for him a
rich harvest of respect and gratitude throughout the Southwest
as well as in his adopted and his native states.
The field of history is particularly indebted to Warren's dynamic
interest and support, and fortunately during his lifetime he re-
ceived some tokens of the widespread appreciation that his his-
torical activities had engendered. In 1950, for example, the south
central states awards committee of the American Association for
State and Local History was much impressed by the fine record of
local history interests displayed in the Panhandle Herald. It was
obvious, too, that this excellence stemmed from its editor, David
M. Warren, and a report was sent to the national committee for

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