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historical writer

Margaret Swett Henson, American historical writer. Fellow Texas State History Association (editorial board Southwestern History Quarterly 1980-1990, advisory editorial board Handbook of Texas since 1989, president since 1997), East Texas History Association (board directors 1982-1984).

Background

Henson, Margaret Swett was born on January 3, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William Claude and Clara L. (Kaufman) Swett.

Education

Biosystems Engineering, University Houston, 1962. Master of Arts in History, University Houston, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Houston, 1974.

Career

Teacher secondary Houston Indiana School District, 1962-1969. Teaching fellow University Houston, 1969-1971. Instructor, lecturer Houston Community College, 1971-1974.

Archivist Houston Metropolitan Archives Project National Endowment of the Humanities, 1974-1976. Assistant professor University Houston Clear Lake, 1978-1984. History researcher United States Army Corps Engineers, Galveston, 1984-1992.

Works

Membership

Fellow Texas State History Association (editorial board Southwestern History Quarterly 1980-1990, advisory editorial board Handbook of Texas since 1989, president since 1997), East Texas History Association (board directors 1982-1984).

Connections

Married Wilbur A. Nowotny, October 2, 1943 (divorced 1951). Children: Kathleen, Patricia. Married J. Scott Henson, September 14, 1951.

Children: Michael, John Peter, Steven Paul.

father:
William Claude Swett

mother:
Clara L. (Kaufman) Swett

spouses:
Wilbur A. Nowotny

J. Scott Henson

children:
Kathleen Henson

Patricia Henson

Michael Henson

John Peter Henson

Steven Paul Henson