JOHN C. WATSON
John C. Watson, associate professor
emeritus of English, died on November 15, 1994. He was 85.
Professor Watson was born on July 18,
1909, in Smithville, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree from Southwest
Texas State University in 1933, and a master's degree from The University
of Texas at Austin in 1935.
Professor Watson taught in public schools
and at Texas A&M University. He became a member of the faculty at
the University in 1948. He published stories in the Atlantic,
Collier's, Esquire, Harper's, and Southwest
Review. His work was included in The Best American Short Stories
of 1948. He was awarded a Harper's Fellowship to write The Red
Dress, which was published in 1949.
Professor Watson was a member of the
Texas Institute of Letters. He was also recognized with the Bromberg
Memorial Faculty Award for teaching excellence.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa
Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December
20, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker
Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.