The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 388
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Journalism Scholarship Fund." Eleven students have benefited
from the fund, which Warren established anonymously in 1948.
In addition to the numerous local religious, fraternal, and
service groups to which Warren belonged, the following state and
national organizations in which he held membership provide an
illuminating index to his wide interests and activities: Panhandle
Press Association (president); Texas Press Association (presi-
dent); Panhandle Scottish Rite Association (president); Uni-
versity Missourian Association (director); Texas Press Messenger
(editorial board member); West Texas Chamber of Commerce
(director); University of Missouri School of Journalism Asso-
ciation (vice-president); Academy of Political Science (life mem-
ber); Academy of Political and Social Science (life member);
Mississippi Valley Historical Society (life member) ; Agricultural
History Society (life member); American Historical Associa-
tion (life member); Southern Historical Association (life mem-
ber); State Historical Society of Missouri (life member); Texas
State Historical Association (life member and vice-president);
American Economic Association (life member) ; Panhandle-Plains
Historical Society (life member, president, and Carson County
director); West Texas State College Foundation (charter direc-
tor); and National Editorial Association.
In fact, Warren belonged to more state and local historical or-
ganizations than any person in America. Yet he was not just a
joiner. He rendered some special service in every group in which
he had membership. He was the largest financial supporter the
Association has ever had. In almost every instance he worked
anonymously. A score or more persons have had life memberships
or patronships in the Association presented by Warren. When he
saw a distinguished Texan who ought to have been a member of
the Association, he frequently supplied the funds but would not
allow his identity as donor to be revealed.
In honoring the memory of David M. Warren, Association
members may recall some of the comments that were made on the
occasion of the presentation of his award of merit from the
American Association for State and Local History. At that time it
was said that, by giving freely of himself, Warren had bought a
large share of stock in the American Way of Life, for which the
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