History Department
History Department

List of Ph.D.s awarded in the 1940s, with current position when available. (List is incomplete.)


Nettie Lee Benson (Librarian, Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX)
Dissertation: The Provincial Deputation in Mexico, Precursor of the Mexican Federal State

Robert Driscoll Boyle
Dissertation: History of Photo Reconnaissance in North Africa including My Experiences with the 3rd Photo Group

Wiley Junius Carnathan
Dissertation: American Negro Slavery during the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1793

Charles Curtis Cumberland
Dissertation: Francisco I. Madero, Revolutionary

Walter Reid Glick
Dissertation: Hiram A. Boaz

Abraham Vossen Goodman
Dissertation: American Overture: Jewish Rights in Colonial Times

James Manfred Manfredini
Dissertation: The Political Role of the Count of Revilagigedo, Viceroy of New Spain, 1789-1794

John Bell McCraw
Dissertation: Justice McReynolds and the Supreme Court: 1914-1941

James Hayes McLendon
Dissertation: John A. Quitman

Andrew Forest Muir (Professor, Rice University, Houston, TX)
Dissertation: The Thirty-Second Parallel Pacific Railroad in Texas (to) 1872

William Clayton Pool, Jr.
Dissertation: An Economic Interpretation of the Ratification of the Federal Constitution in North Carolina

Van Mitchell Smith, Jr.
Dissertation: British Business Relations with the Confederacy, 1861-1865

Wilbert H. Timmons
Dissertation: The Life of Jose Maria Morelos, the Founder of the Mexican Nation


Robert Driscoll Boyle
Dissertation: History of Photo Reconnaissance in North Africa : Including my Experiences with the 3rd Photo Group

Comer Clay
Dissertation: The Lower Colorado River Authority; a Sudy in Politics and Public Administration

John Nathan Cravens
Dissertation: The Life and Activities of James Harper Starr, 1809-1890

Joe Bertram Frantz (Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX)
Dissertation: Infinite Pursuit: the Story of Gail Borden

C. Alan Hutchinson
Dissertation: Valentin Gomez Farias : a Biographical Study

Lucien Elliot Peevy
Dissertation: The First Two Years of Texas Statehood, 1846-1847

William Clayton Pool
Dissertation: An Economic Interpretation of the Ratification of the Federal Constitution in North Carolina

James Edward Thorogood
Dissertation: A Financial History of Tennessee since 1870


Thomas E. Cotner
Dissertation: The Military and Political Career of Jose Joaquin de Herrera, 1792-1854

Hamilton Pratt Easton
Dissertation: The History of the Texas Lumbering Industry

Jean Templin Joughin
Dissertation: The Labor Movement in France, 1876-1884

Vera Rogers Maxwell
Dissertation: The Diario Historico of Carlos Maria Bustamente for 1824

John Ralph Whitaker
Dissertation: The Influence of the West on the Evolution of Personal Journalism in the United States since the Civil War


Herbert Pickens Gambrell (Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX)
Dissertation: A Life of Anson Jones

John Hugh Hill
Dissertation: Raymond of Saint Gilles and the Provencals in the First Crusade

George Portal Huckaby
Dissertation: Oscar Branch Colquitt: a Political Biography


Barnes F. Lathrop (Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX)
Dissertation: The Pugh Plantations, 1860-1865 : a Study of Life in Lower Louisiana

Easton Nelson
Dissertation: The Development of Economic Policy in the Republic of Panama

Ida Stevenson Weldon Vernon
Dissertation: Pedro de Valdivia, Conquistador of Chile

Floy Singleton Wise
Dissertation: The Growth of Political Democracy in the States, 1776-1828


C. Dwight Dorough
Dissertation: Religion in the Old South : a Pattern of Behavior and Thought

Eleanor Damon Pace
Dissertation: Roumania and the Balkan Wars


Charles Dudley Eaves
Dissertation: Post City, a Study in Colonization on the Texas Plains

Huey B. Howerton
Dissertation: Mississippi Unconstitutional Legislation, 1817-1942


Raymond Estep (Professor Emeritus, Air University, Montgomery, AL)
Dissertation: The Life of Lorenzo De Zavala

Truman Harrison Etheridge (Dean of the College at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas)
Dissertation: Education in the Republic of Texas

John Villasana Haggard
Dissertation: The Neutral Ground between Louisiana and Texas, 1806-1821

William Ransom Hogan (Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA)
Dissertation: A Social and Economic History of the Republic of Texas

Ernest Wallace
Dissertation: Charles DeMorse : Pioneer Editor and Statesman

Arthur George Wiederaenders
Dissertation: The American Frontier as a Factor in Protestant Denominationalism in the United States


Evelyn Blair
Dissertation: Educational Movements in Mexico : 1821 to 1836

Thomas Robert Havins (Professor, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX)
Dissertation: Noah T. Byars, a Study in Baptist Missionary Effort on the Frontier

Ward McKinnon Morton
Dissertation: Government Regulation of Labor in Mexico under the Constitution of 1917

Joseph Milton Nance
Dissertation: The Attitude of New England toward Westward Expansion, 1800-50

John William Stormont
Dissertation: The Economic Stake of the North in the Preservation of the Union in 1861


Clarence Allan Bridges
Dissertation: Southward Expansion Projects : 1848-1861

Gustus Albert Dunn
Dissertation: The French Intervention in Syria, 1860-1861

Frank Hall Gafford
Dissertation: The Anglo-Russian Condominium in Persia, 1907-1912

W. Turrentine Jackson
Dissertation: The Early Exploration and Founding of Yellowstone National Park

William Asbury Pitkin (Professor, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL)
Dissertation: Republican Insurgency during the Taft Administration

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