Dixon Wecter

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: U.S. History

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: U.S. History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-12-1906

Died: 06-24-1950

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

WECTER, DIXON.  Appointed for studies in American cultural history; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1942.

Born January 12, 1906, Houston, Texas.  Education:  Baylor University, B.A., 1925; Yale University, M.A., 1926, Ph.D., 1936 (Sterling Junior Research Fellow, 1927–28); University of Oxford, B.Litt., 1930 (Rhodes Scholar, Merton College); Huntington Library, Research Fellow, 1939–40.

Instructor in English, 1926, Assistant Professor, 1927, Baylor University Summer School; Instructor in English, 1930–31, University of Texas; Assistant Professor of English, 1933–34, Denver University; Assistant Professor of English, 1934–36, Associate Professor, 1936–39, University of Colorado; Lecturer in Literature, 1939–40, Professor, 1940—, University of California at Los Angeles.

Publications:  The Saga of American Society: A Record of Social Aspiration, 1607–1937, 1937; Edmund Burke and his Kinsmen: A Study of the Statesman’s Financial Integrity and Private Relationships, 1939; The Hero in America, 1941. Articles in Virginia Quarterly Review, Commonweal, Forum, Harper’s Magazine, Southwest Review, Digest and Review, Frontier and Midland, Yale Review, American Mercury, Times Literary Supplement, Cosmopolitan, Review of English Studies, Modern Philology, South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Southern Review, Philological Quarterly, Huntington Library Quarterly, American Literature, Publications of the Modern Language Association, Colorado Magazine, Modern Language Notes.