The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 387
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screening. There a recommendation for David M. Warren had
also come in from the Missouri Historical Society. This was quite
unusual, and the chairman of the awards committee stated that
he could not recall that one person had ever before had creden-
tials sent in by two states.
Other historical honors accorded Warren included his election
to the presidency of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society in
1948 and his election to the executive council of the Texas State
Historical Association in 1954 and to a vice presidency of this
organization in 1957. Warren had long been a patron and life
member of the Association.
In another area, as a member of the Board of Regents of the
University of Texas, Warren made great contributions that were
reviewed in the Board's resolution extending sympathy to his
family following his death. The resolution expressed "the great
esteem in which he was held by the regents and administration
of the University" and praised him as a "dedicated citizen and
Warren served on the Board of Regents from November, 1944,
to January, 1955, and was its vice chairman from 1953 to the end
of his term. He served on several of the Board's important com-
mittees and "gave unstintingly of his time and energy," the reso-
lution notes. Described as one of the University's "truest friends
and staunchest supporters," the Panhandle publisher and banker
continued to serve the institution by accepting an appointment
on the Committee of Seventy-five and helping to chart the future
of the University for the next twenty-five years.
The resolution says:
In his loyal and effective service to the University of Texas, David
M. Warren, by his integrity, by his judgment and perspective, and by
his dedication to the interests of this institution, commanded the
respect of his colleagues on the Board of Regents, the administra-
tive officers of the University with whom he worked, and the faculty
and students who knew him, and by his quiet service and devotion
so enshrined himself in the hearts and memories of all those with
whom he was associated that his influence long will be felt and his
dedicated service never forgotten.
The regents also changed the name of the "Texas Journalism
Scholarship Fund" to the "David M. Warren and Alvah Warren
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