Leland Eugene Derrick, American college dean. Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945; Member College English Association (president Texas div. 1958-1959), College Teachers English (director Texas Conference 1956-1959), Association Texas Graduate Schools (president 1961-1962), American Legion.; Mason, Rotarian.
- Principal Sherwood (Texas) Public School, 1922-1924, superintendent, 1924-1925. With S.W. Texas State College (new S.W. Texas State University), 1926-1971, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, 1926-1940, Professor of English, 1940-1980, director department, 1954-1958, vice-president and dean Graduate School, to 1971, acting president college, 1968-1969.
Born April 14, 1901