The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 491
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tory, he added. Without the backing of both the University and
its professors, the state of 'Texas could not have such an out-
standing historical association.
Mr. Warren and the Herald received the merit award in the
daily and weekly newspaper classification in the south central
division of the American Association for State and Local His-
tory, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. He is believed to
be the first man ever to receive the award on the recommenda-
tions of two state historical bodies. Both the Texas State His-
torical Association and the Missouri Historical Society proposed
his name for the Award of Merit. As Mr. Carroll explained:
"David M. Warren was not born in Texas-he is a native of
Missouri and, like some other Missourians, Moses Austin and
Stephen F. Austin, he had distinguished himself in two states."
The American Association for State and Local History had its
beginning in 1940 as the result of the work of numbers of persons
throughout the United States and Canada who felt that a national
organization was needed to represent the people and organizations
interested in grass root American history. The Texas State His-
torical Association was a pioneer in the enterprise and holds one
of the charter memberships.
On October 27, 1951, three-month-old Janet Lynne Warren
became the Association's youngest member when her grandfather,
David M. Warren, enrolled her as a life member. In December
her grandfather raised her membership to sustaining, making her
by far the youngest sustaining member in the Association's his-
tory. Membership in the Association is unanimous for the entire
Warren family. Dave Warren and sons, David M., Jr., and Ran-
dolph J., are patrons; Mrs. David M. Warren and Mrs. David
M. Warren, Jr., are sustaining members. Young Janet Lynne is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Warren, Jr.
Among the distinctive Christmas greetings with a Texas flavor
which came to the Association office were those of J. Evetts Haley;
Carl Hertzog; J. A. R. Moseley; William A. Philpott, Jr.; the
Dallas Times Herald, which was sent by its book review editor,
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