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Harry Huntt Ransom

university chancellor.

Harry Huntt Ransom, American university chancellor. Decorated Legion of Merit. Served from Second lieutenant to major, United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.; Fellow Texas History Association; member Modern Language Association, Grolier; Club: Cosmos.


Ransom, Harry Huntt was born on November 22, 1908 in Galveston, Texas, United States. Son of Harry Huntt and Marion Goodwin (Cunningham) Ransom.


Bachelor of Arts, University of South, 1928, Doctor of Letters, 1958. A.M., Yale, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1938. Student Harvard, 1929-1930.

The Doctor of Letters, University North Dakota, 1970, U. Dallas, 1971. Doctor of Laws Baylor University, 1958, Trinity U., 1963, Texas Christian U., 1963. Doctor of Humane Letters, Austin College, 1966, Southern Methodist U., 1972.

Doctor of Engineering, Colorado School Mines, 1972.


Instructor English and journalism State Teachers College, Valley City, North Dakota, 1930-1932, 33-34. Instructor English and history Colorado State College, 1934-1935. Instructor English, University Texas at Austin, 1935-1938, assistant professor, 1938-1942, associate professor, 1946-1947, professor, 1947-1951, assistant dean Graduate School, 1951-1953, associate dean, 1953-1954, dean College Arts and Sciences, 1954-1957, vice-president and provost, 1957-1960, president, 1960-1961, chancellor University Texas System, 1961-1971, chancellor emeritus, 1971-1976.

Director Southwestern Bell Telephone Сompany, 1967-1976. Trustee Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, 1962-1970. Past member of commission on colls. universities Southern Association Past chairman history commission International Copyright League.

Past member Commision on White House.


  • Author: Bibliography of English Copyright History, 1948. Notes of a Texas Book Collector, 1950. The First Copyright Statute, 1955.

    Editor: (with J. Frank Dobie and Medical Corps Boatright) Texas Folklore Publications, XIV-XVII. Associate editor Texas Folklore Society, 1938-1941, Southwest History Quarterly, 1952-1956. English Copyright Cases, 1660-1775, 1956. Editor: Texas Quarterly, since 1958.


Served from Second lieutenant to major, United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Fellow Texas History Association. Member Modern Language Association, Grolier.

Club: Cosmos.


Married Hazel Louise Harrod, August 11, 1951.

Harry Huntt Ransom

Marion Goodwin (Cunningham) Ransom

Hazel Louise Harrod