Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
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.