The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 75
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Affairs of the Associatian.
In the election of officers, all incumbents were re-elected, new
ones being chosen only to fill vacancies caused by death. The fol-
lowing officers were elected: President, Judge J. H. Reagan;
Vice-Presidents, Mrs. Julia Lee Sinks, ex-Gov. F. R. Lubbock, T.
S. Miller, Esq.; Professor David F. Houston (vice Guy M. Bryan);
Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. Eugene C. Barker
(vice Lester G. Bugbee); Members of the Executive Council, Pro-
fessor John C. Towhes, Professor S. P. Brooks (vice Rufus C.
Burleson), and Mrs. Dora Fowler Arthur. This list does not
include those positions held ex-officio.
A long list of names, reported for membership by Professor Gar-
rison for the Executive Council, was approved by the meeting.
This increase leaves the bona fide membership at about nine
hundred. A number of additional applications for membership
were referred to the Executive Council.
The concluding transaction of the meeting was the appointment
of a committee, consisting of Professor Garrison, Mrs. J. B. Dib-
rell and Judge C. W. Raines, to draft resolutions, to be published
in THE QUARTERLY, expressing the regret of the Association for
its loss in the death of Professor Bugbee, Colonel Bryan, and Dr.
Burleson, and recording its appreciation for their invaluable ser-
vices. The resolutions drafted by the committee are given imme-
diately below. H. E. B.
Resolved, That the Association hereby express its sense of the
great loss it has sustained since its last meeting in the death of
three of its most loyal and useful officers, namely, Vice-Presidcnt
Guy M. Bryan, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer Lester
Gladstone Bugbee, and Councillor Rufus C. Burleson.
That Texas should honor the memory of Colonel Bryan and Dr.
Burleson as devoted lovers of the State and its traditions and as
eminent and effective workers, the one especially in political and the
other in educational lines, in its behalf; while the Association
should remember them with reverence as its influential friends in
the days when it has most needed help.
That by the death of Professor Bugbee the University of Texas
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