Paul H. Carlson and Tom Crum
lives with his
wife, Mary, in Hood County, Texas.
A retired state district judge and a past president of the West Texas Historical Association, he has published several articles and book chapters.
Currently he serves on the boards of directors for both the East and West Texas Historical Associations, as counselor for the Texas Folklore Society, and as a member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Big Bend Studies.