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Gov. Perry Appoints Cummins as Texas State Historian

Tuesday, May 12, 2009  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has named Light Townsend Cummins of Sherman Texas State Historian. He retains this designation for two years from the day of the honoring ceremony. 

Cummins is an author, history professor and director of the Center for Southwestern and Mexican Studies at Austin College in Sherman. He is a board member of the Texas State Historical Association and an associate of the Danforth Foundation. He is also past chair of the Grayson County Historical Commission and a member of Humanities Texas. Cummins received a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and a doctorate degree in history from Tulane University. He replaces Jesus de la Teja of Austin.

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