Austin Founder Lions Club

Thomas M. Hatfield - academic, lecturer, writer and historian

  • 14 Nov 2013
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Bldg, 400 W 15th St, 3rd floor


  • please note there will be a $5 fee for parking in the garage

Thomas M. Hatfield
academic, lecturer, writer and historian

introduction by Lion Bill Martin

Rudder book

"This is the extraordinary story of Earl Rudder, a man who came from nowhere to everywhere -- from small town West Texas to the greatest and deadliest battlefields of World War II, back to state politics and government, and finally, on to the mission of turning Texas A & M into a great university. Tom Hatfield tells the story superbly with the detail and compassion required to assure that Earl Rudder and this book about him will never be forgotten."

Thomas HatfieldSpeakers Bio: Thomas M Hatfield is an American academic, lecturer, writer, and historian. He is a senior research fellow at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin; and director of the Center's Military History Institute. 

He received his B.S. in Social Science from Trinity University, and his M.A. in history and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in Los Angeles. 
From 1977 to 2007, he was dean of continuing education at UT Austin, leaving, in the words of his citation, a "permanent legacy of outreach and service to institution and the people of Texas." In 2011, he was named dean emeritus, a title held by only a handful of individuals at the university.

Featured Lunch Menu: Sliced roast beef w/ forestier sauce, broccoli and mashed potatoes; mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.

Please register by noon on Wednesday.

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

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