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William Henry Masterson

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William Henry Masterson, American educator. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1945.; Member American, Mississippi Valley, Southern, Texas Gulf Coast (president 1957-1960, vice president 1960) history associations, Houston Philosophical Society, Chamber of Commerce (met Council), Newcomen Society, Phi Beta Kappa.; Rotarian.

Background

Masterson, William Henry was born on March 16, 1914 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Leigh C. and Aileen (Sharp) Masterson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Rice U., 1935. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1946, Doctor of Philosophy., 1950.

Career

Instructor history Bavlor School, Chattanooga, 1935-1941, 47-48. Assistant instructor history University of Pennsylvania, 1945-1947. Faculty Rice U., 1948-1966, professor of history, 1955-1966, assistant to president, 1951-1955, master Hanszen College, 1957-1966, dean humanities, 1959-1966.

President U. Chattanooga, 1966-1969, chancellor, 1969-1973, professor of history, 1973-1983, Guerry professor, 1977-1983. Visiting professor University of Wisconsin, 1957. Chairman, Tennessee commission to relate humanities to public policy.

Trustee St. Stephens School, Austin, Texas.

Works

  • Author: William Blount, 1950. Editor: John Gray Blount Papers. Editor Journal Southern History, 1959-1961.

Membership

Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member American, Mississippi Valley, Southern, Texas Gulf Coast (president 1957-1960, vice president 1960) history associations, Houston Philosophical Society, Chamber of Commerce (met Council), Newcomen Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Orvetta T. Weston, August 18, 1945. Children: David Glen (deceased), Amanda Roane, Aileen Talbott.

father:
Leigh C. Masterson

mother:
Aileen (Sharp) Masterson

spouse:
Orvetta T. Weston

children:
David Glen Masterson (deceased)

Amanda Roane Masterson

Aileen Talbott Masterson