DORMAN H. WINFREY, "The Texan Archive War of 1842," has
been recently appointed archivist by the University of Texas.
Winfrey served as State Archivist for the past two years, during
which time he edited the much-praised volumes, Texas Indian
Papers, 1825-1843 and Texas Indian Papers, 1844-1845. As a grad-
uate student at the University of Texas, he was an employee in
the Association office and worked as a staff writer for the Hand-
book of Texas. Winfrey is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in
history and was awarded the Clara Driscoll Texas History schol-
arship. His article, "Mirabeau B. Lamar and Texas Nationalism,"
appeared in the October, 1955, Quarterly.
WILLIAM R. LINNEMAN, "Colonel Bill Snort, A Texas Jack
Downing," received his Ph.D. degree from the University of
Illinois in June. He is presently an Assistant Professor of English
at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida. Linneman, who
wrote his dissertation on American humor magazines of the latter
part of the nineteenth century, has a sense of humor himself-
a fondness for down-to-earth social history-as evidenced by his
contribution of "Colonel Bill Snort's" political commentary.
CHARLES H. DILLON, "The Arrival of the Telegraph in Texas,"
is a graduate of Bradley Polytechnical Institute. He is a tax con-
sultant in Dallas, who has also been a valuation engineer and tax
commissioner for Western Union.
FORREST E. WARD, "Pre-Revolutionary Activity in Brazoria
County," received his M.S. degree from North Texas State College
in 1949, and served as a graduate teaching assistant in the history
department of the University of Texas, where he is a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree. His major interests in the field of Texas
history cover the periods of colonization, the revolution, and the
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101190/. Accessed October 21, 2014.