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Ethelbert Courtland Barksdale


Ethelbert Courtland Barksdale, American educator.


Barksdale, Ethelbert Courtland was born on October 24, 1905 in Athens, Louisiana, United States. Son of Ethelbert Courtland and Eliza (Wellborn) Barksdale.


Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1928, Master of Arts, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1941.


Teacher, Texas Public Schools, 1926-1939. Teacher University Texas, Austin, 1940-1941, professor of history, Arlington, from 1942, head department history, government, sociology, philosophy, 1954-1971.


  • Author: Financing a System of State Highways, 1935. The Art and Science of Speech, 1937. Genesis of Texas Aviation, 1957.

    The Meatpackers Come to Texas, 1959. The Power Structure and Southern Gubernatorial Conservatism, 1969. Duncan Robinson, The Story of a Teacher, public posthumously 1975.

    Editor: History as High Adventure, 1969.


Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.


The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.


Member advising committee Civil War, 1961-1965. Kennedy United States Senate committee selection outstanding United States Senators, 1958. President San Antonio Young Democrats, 1934, Baytown (Texas) Young Democrats, 1937.

Member Organisation American Historians, Academy American Political Social Science, American, Southern, Western, Texas history associations, Southwestern Social Science Association (general program chairman 1964-1965. Member editorial board Texana, 1967. Member of advisory editorial board, contributor articles Encyclopedia British.


Married Marjorie Miller, June 12, 1937. Children: Ethelbert Courtland, Stephen Webb.

Ethelbert Courtland Barksdale

Eliza (Wellborn) Barksdale

Marjorie Miller

Ethelbert Courtland Barksdale

Stephen Webb Barksdale