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novelist

Elmer Stephen Kelton, American novelist. Recipient Western Heritage awards (4); Spur award (7); National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Career award Western Literature Association, 1990.

Background

Kelton, Elmer Stephen was born on April 29, 1926 in Andrews County, Texas, United States. Son of Robert William and Neta Beatrice (Parker) Kelton.

Education

Bachelor in Journalism, University Texas, 1948.

Career

Agricultural editor, San Angelo (Texas) Standard Times, 1948-1963;editor, Sheep and Goat Raiser Magazine, San Angelo, 1963-1968;associate editor, Livestock Weekly, San Angelo, 1968-1990;retired, 1990.

Works

Religion

The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

One may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed. If anybody is willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God helps to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Board directors, executive committee West Texas Boys Ranch, San Angelo. With United States Army, 1944-1946. Member Western Writers American (7 Spur awards, president 1963-1964), Texas Institute Letters (Tinkle-McCombs award for excellence 1985), Texas Folklore Society, West Texas History Society (president 1990-1991), German Association Study of Western (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, classic films.

Connections

Married Anna Lipp, July 3, 1947. Children: Gary, Stephen Lee, Kathryn Annual.

father:
Robert William Kelton

mother:
Neta Beatrice (Parker) Kelton

spouse:
Anna Lipp

children:
Gary Kelton

Stephen Lee Kelton

Kathryn Annual Kelton