HENRY B. DIELMANN, "Emma Altgelt's Sketches of Life in
Texas," is an Association member and prominent San Antonio
attorney. He was educated in Texas and at the Institute of Tech-
nology, Darmstadt, Germany, before he matriculated at George-
town University School of Law, where he was graduated in g918.
He has long been interested in the history of Texas, particularly
the period of German immigration. In addition to his contribu-
tions to his profession, Dielmann has participated widely in the
civic life of his city. He has served as a member of the board of
trustees of the Witte Museum, as former dean of the St. Mary's
University School of Law, and as director of the Symphony So-
ciety of San Antonio.
MERLE MEARS DUNCAN, "The Death of Senator Coke," is known
to all members of the Association for her great interest in Texas
and for her capable, efficient administration as president of the
Association, the position which she now holds. Since 1944 she has
been active in the formulation of Association policy, serving on
the executive council and as vice-president. She is a professor of
history and international relations at Baylor University and her
work in the fields of history and education has long been noted
for its high excellence.
FRANK MAcD. SPINDLER, "The History of Hempstead and the
Formation of Waller County, Texas," has served as rector of St.
Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Hempstead. Another of his
articles, "Concerning Hempstead and Waller County," appeared
in the April, 1956, issue of the Quarterly. The Reverend Mr.
Spindler is presently associate rector of the Church of St. Michael
and All Angels in Baltimore, Maryland.
LARRY JAY GAGE, "The City of Austin on the Eve of the Civil
War," is an honor graduate of East Texas State College, who
completed his graduate program in journalism at the University
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101186/. Accessed March 6, 2015.