William Henry Masterson, American educator. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1945.; Member American, Mississippi Valley, Southern, Texas Gulf Coast (president 1957-1960, vice president 1960) history associations, Houston Philosophical Society, Chamber of Commerce (met Council), Newcomen Society, Phi Beta Kappa.; Rotarian.
Instructor history Bavlor School, Chattanooga, 1935-1941, 47-48. Assistant instructor history University of Pennsylvania, 1945-1947. Faculty Rice U., 1948-1966, professor of history, 1955-1966, assistant to president, 1951-1955, master Hanszen College, 1957-1966, dean humanities, 1959-1966.
President U. Chattanooga, 1966-1969, chancellor, 1969-1973, professor of history, 1973-1983, Guerry professor, 1977-1983. Visiting professor University of Wisconsin, 1957. Chairman, Tennessee commission to relate humanities to public policy.
Trustee St. Stephens School, Austin, Texas.