Nash Buckingham

Theophilus Nash Buckingham (May 31, 1880 – March 10, 1971), commonly referred to as Nash Buckingham, was an American author and conservationist from Tennessee. He is perhaps most famous for writing a collection of short stories entitled De Shootinest Gent'man.[1]

Nash Buckingham
Born(1880-05-31)May 31, 1880
DiedMarch 10, 1971(1971-03-10) (aged 90)
OccupationAuthor, conservationist
Known forDe Shootinest Gent'man
College football career
Tennessee Volunteers
Career history
CollegeTennessee (1902)
Career highlights and awards

He played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers, where he was captain and selected an All-Southern tackle in 1902.[2] For many years after, Buckingham selected the All-Southern team for the Memphis Commercial Appeal.[3] He was nominated though not selected for an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1869-1919 era team.[4]

Buckingham was considered one of the most widely renowned and best-loved outdoor writers of his time[by whom?] and remains a favorite to many present-day readers of the genre.[citation needed] He wrote nine books and hundreds of articles that regularly appeared in such magazines as Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and Sports Afield and Recreation. His writings were often accompanied by photographs taken by the author himself.

An avid shotgunner and wing shot, Buckingham was considered an authority on topics relating to waterfowl and upland birds, as well as the methods and tools used to hunt them. Although Buckingham pursued a variety of game in his lifetime, if his own writing is a true indication, it would seem that "Mr. Buck" possessed a special fondness for ducks and quail. He was active in a number of outdoor related activities such as Field Judging and a dedicated and influential participant in a number of worthy causes devoted to the betterment of hunting, sporting literature and the preservation of the American outdoor tradition. As such, Buckingham was given a number of prestigious awards for having used his voice to help the cause of conservation. He spoke out often and eloquently about the necessity of enforcing game laws and was a staunch advocate of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "OWAA Legends". Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  2. ^ "From Southeastern College Teams The Constitution Selects An Eleven". Atlanta Constitution. December 1, 1902.
  3. ^ e. g. "All SIAA Teams of Past Six Years". Atlanta Georgian. November 27, 1909.
  4. ^ "U-T Greats On All-Time Southeast Team". Kingsport Post. July 31, 1969.