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Frances Brannen Vick

Frances Brannen Vick, American publishing executive. Named to Texas Institute of Letters.


  • Vick, Frances Brannen was born on August 14, 1935 in Trinity, Texas, United States. Daughter of Carl Andrew and Bess (courtney) B.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Texas, 1958. Master of Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1968. Doctor of Humane Letters, University North Texas, 2000.


    • Teaching fellow Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1966-1968, lecturer, 1968-1969, Angelina College, Lufkin, 1969-1971, Baylor University, Waco, 1974-1975, 77-78. Vice principal Vanguard School, 1975-1977. President E-Heart Press, Inc., Dallas, since 1979.

      Co-director UNT Press University North Texas, Denton, 1987-1989, director, since 1989.


    • Publisher 170 books
    • editor 50 books.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Leadership council Ann Richards Committee, Austin, 1990-1994. Ambassador Institute Texan Cultures. Member Texas Commission on Arts, Literature, 1991.

    Member of American Association of University Women, Rocky Mountain Book Publications Association, Women in Scholarly Public, Society Scholarly Public, Pen Center United States of America West, Texas Institute Letters (councilor since 2002), Philosophical Society Texas, Western Literature Association, Texas Humanities Resource Center (board directors 1990-1991, since 2002), Texas Folklore Society (councillor 1991-1993), Book Publications Texas (vice president 1990-1996, president 1996), UNT League Professional Women, Texas Humanities Alliance, Leadership American, Leadership Texas, East Texas History Association (life), Texas State History Association (life).


    • Married Ross William Vick Junior, June 23, 1956. Children: Karen Lynn, Ross William III, Patrick Brannen.
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    Born August 14, 1935
    • 1958
      University Texas
    • 1968
      Stephen F. Austin State University
    • 1966 - 1968
      Teaching fellow, Stephen F. Austin State University
      Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      Teaching fellow, Stephen F. Austin State University
      Lufkin, Texas, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      Teaching fellow, Stephen F. Austin State University
      Waco, Texas, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      vice principal Vanguard School
    • 1979
      president, E-Heart Press
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1987 - 1989
      co-director UNT Press University North Texas
      Denton, Maryland, United States
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