Herman Clarence Nixon

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Herman Clarence Nixon (1886-1967) was an American writer.[1] He is perhaps best known for his contribution to the volume I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition as a member of the Southern Agrarians.[1]


Herman Clarence Nixon was born in 1886. He was educated in the Jacksonville, Alabama public schools and attended the Jacksonville State normal school, graduating in 1907.[2] He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now known as Auburn University, and the University of Chicago.[3] From 1925 to 1928, he taught at Vanderbilt University.[3] From 1928 to 1938, he taught at Tulane University.[3] He then taught at the University of Missouri, and then again at Vanderbilt to teach Political Science.[3] He contributed to I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition as a Southern Agrarian and was a member of the Social Science Research Council's Southern Regional Committee and the Southern Conference for Human Welfare.[3] He died in 1967.


  1. ^ a b Lupton Library
  2. ^ Thomas McAdory Owen; Marie Bankhead Owen (1921). History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. S. J. Clarke publishing Company. p. 1283. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Vanderbilt special collection