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William Henry Masterson

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.

Background

  • Masterson, William Henry was born on March 16, 1914 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Leigh C. and Aileen (Sharp) Masterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Rice U., 1935. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1946, Doctor of Philosophy., 1950.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • Author: William Blount, 1950. Editor: John Gray Blount Papers. Editor Journal Southern History, 1959-1961.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Orvetta T. Weston, August 18, 1945. Children: David Glen (deceased), Amanda Roane, Aileen Talbott.
    • father: Leigh C. Masterson
    • mother: Aileen (Sharp) Masterson
    • spouse: Orvetta T. Weston
    • children: David Glen Masterson (deceased)
    • Amanda Roane Masterson
    • Aileen Talbott Masterson
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    Born March 16, 1914
    Died March 3, 1983
    (aged 68)
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