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Horace Bailey Carroll

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Horace Bailey Carroll, American editor, educator. Awarded Rockefeller Grant-in-Aid, 1942.


Carroll, Horace Bailey was born on April 29, 1903 in near Gatesville, Texas, United States. Son of J. Speed and Lena O. (Russell) Carroll.


Educated Southern Methodist U., summer 1920. McMurray College, 1924-1925. Bachelor of Arts, Texas Technology College, 1928, Master of Arts, 1928.

Doctor of Philosophy., Texas U., 1935.


1 son, Joe Speed. Instructor, Texas Technology College, 1928-1929, associate professor, 1929-1930, 1931-1932. Instructor, Texas U., 1930-1931, Texas Wesleyan College, 1933-1934. Professor Lamar College, 1934-1935, Hillsboro College, 1935-1936, West Texas State College, 1936-1937, Eastern New Mexico College, 1937-1938, N. Texas Agricultural College, 1938-1940, 1941-1942.

Associate professor of history University Texas, 1942-1946, professor, 1946-1966, also director research in Texas history taught summers, Texas U., W. Texas State College, N. and E. Texas State Teachers College, Texas College Mines and Metallurgy. Associate director Texas State History Association, 1940-1941, acting director, 1942-1946, director, 1946-1966. Nat. chairman Overland Mail Centennial Committee.

History advisor National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Editor Southwestern History Quar, Junior Historian. Regional editor American Heritage.


Fellow Royal Geography Society. Member Panhandle-Plains History Society (associate editor Panhandle-Plains History Review), American, Mississippi Valley history associations, American Association State and Local History (member publications advisory board, vice president), Texas Folklore Society, Bibliog, Society American, History Society in the United States and Canada, Society American Historians, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Mu, Alpha Chi. Fellow Texas State History Association.

Mason (32 degree, Shriner). Clubs: Headliners, Austin Rod and Gun. Edited Guadal P’a, 1941.


Married Mary Joe Durning, June 3, 1935.

J. Speed Carroll

Lena O. (Russell) Carroll

Mary Joe Durning