The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 119
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Affairs of the Association
well-known member of the Texas Bar, a member of the Board
of Regents of the University of Texas, and a director of the
University of Texas School of Law. He maintains an active and
informed interest in the general history of Texas, and is presently
engaged specifically on the compilation of data for a comprehen-
sive history of the Brazoria County area.
Mrs. Coral Horton Tullis, whose dedicated services to the
Association have spanned more than three decades, was re-elected
corresponding secretary and treasurer. Mrs. Tullis' contributions
truly fall within the category of the vital and the irreplaceable.
Seymour V. Connor, of Texas Technological College, was re-
elected as fellows representative on the executive council. Joe
B. Frantz, of the University of Texas, was elected as representative
of the Association members on the council. Mrs. Ellen C. Gar-
wood, of Austin, was elected a fellow and a fellows representa-
tive on the council. Other persons elected to the rank of the
fellows were J. Lee Stambaugh, T. R. Havins, Walter Long, and
J. S. Spratt.
On the basis of his present and past interest in the promotion
of study in Texas history and in the work of the Texas State His-
torical Association, Senator Dorsey B. Hardeman, of San Angelo,
was elected an honorary life member.
The 1959 book auction was named in honor of Claude Elliott,
Association president, who died on October 1, 1958. A native of
Cross Plains, Dr. Elliott served in the armed forces in World War
I, taught in the public schools of Abilene, Donna, and La Feria
until 1927, and joined the faculty of Southwest Texas State College
in 1929. He received his graduate degrees from the University
of Texas and attained the rank of professor of history in 1938.
In 1950 he was named dean of the graduate school at Southwest
Texas State College, the position he held at the time of his death.
Among the learned and professional organizations of which
Dr. Elliott was a member, none received more of his time and
energy than did the Texas State Historical Association. Before
his election as Association president in 1953, he had served as a
vice-president for six years. Despite a busy schedule of teaching
and administrative, civic, and associational work, Dr. Elliott also
found time to make several authoritative contributions to Texas
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