The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 174
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Texas Historical Association, Quarterly
chester, Tennessee, and at the Carroll Masonic Institute, Car-
rollton, Georgia. Struggling to make a living and to acquire an
education, he came to Texas in 1874, where he taught school in
Rusk and adjoining counties for five years. In 1879 he went to
Scotland, and took the degree of L. A. (Literate in Arts) from the
University of Edinburgh in 1881. Returning to Texas, he mar-
ried Miss Annie Perkins of Rusk county in November, 1881, and
taught school at San Marcos until the spring of 1882, when failing
health forced him to quit teaching. He moved to a ranch in Hays
county and busied himself with outdoor labors. His health im-
proving, he accepted in 1884 an instructorship in English liter-
ature and history in the young University of Texas. He was
made an assistant professor in 1888; an adjunct professor in 1889;
an associate professor in 1891, and professor of American history
Tuberculosis, which attacked him in 1882, seriously threatened
his life in 1889. Partly by medical treatment but mainly by sheer
will power he overcame this disease so thoroughly that his later
years were free from the shadow of it.
In 1896 he took the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Uni-
versity of Chicago, and in 1910 Baylor University conferred upon
him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. The death of Judge
Gould in 1904 made Professor Garrison in point of service the
senior member of the faculty of the University of Texas.
Professor Garrison was one of the founders of the Texas State
Historical Association and was editor of TIE QUARTERLY from its
beginning in 1897 until the time of his death. To his care T-HE
QUARTERLY owes much of the reputation which it has acquired
among historical publications in this country. He was a member
of the American Economic Association, of the American Academy
of Political and Social Science, of the American Historical Asso-
ciation, and of various local clubs and associations. He was for
several years a member of the Executive Council and of the His-
torical Manuscripts Committee of the American Historical Asso-
ciation, and at the time of his death he was chairman of the new
Library and Historical Commission of Texas.
For several years Professor Garrison was a member of the
school board of Austin. He took an active interest in local
affairs as well as in those of Texas and the United States. He
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