The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 308
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
volume of the Quarterly. Wooten was instrumental in securing
the location of the University of Texas at Austin and delivered
an address at the opening of the institution in 1883. His two-
volume Comprehensive History of Texas, from 1685 to 1897 was
published in 1898 and was abridged for school use under the title
of A Complete History of Texas in 1899.
John H. Reagan, president of the Association from 1899 to
1905, served Texas during the periods of the Republic, statehood,
Confederacy, and again as a state in the Union. He held numerous
positions in Texas, had a seat in the United States Congress, and
was postmaster-general of the Confederacy. Reagan helped draft
the Constitutions of 1866 and 1875. His greatest service in Con-
gress was the joint authorship and advocacy of the bill to establish
the Interstate Commerce Commission. In Texas, at the request
of Governor James S. Hogg, Reagan served as head of the Rail-
road Commission. He was serving as president of the Association
at the time of his death on March 6, 1905. His funeral was at-
tended by the Texas Legislature in a body, and the entire state
showed evidence of a realization of the loss of a man of great
charm and long devotion to public service. The first number of
the Quarterly carried Reagan's account of "The Expulsion of
the Cherokees from East Texas." Volume III carried his remin-
iscences of "A Conversation with Governor Houston."
David Franklin Houston became president of the Association
in 1906 and served until 1908. Houston held the presidency of
the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (1902-1905)
and the University of Texas (1905-1908). During the Woodrow
Wilson administration, Houston served as secretary of agricul-
ture, secretary of the treasury, and chairman of the Federal Re-
serve Board and Federal Farm Loan Board. Houston wrote the
currency section of the Democratic campaign book of 1892; he
was the author of A Critical Study of Nullification in South
Carolina (1896) and of the two-volume Eight Years with Wilson's
Cabinet (1926). He wrote numerous articles, especially for the
World's Work and the Review of Reviews, and he compiled seven
annual reports as secretary of agriculture and one report as sec-
retary of the treasury. His account of "The Texas State Historical
Association and Its Work" appeared in volume XI of the Quar-
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957, periodical, 1957; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101163/m1/333/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.