Writer, historian, teacher. Born– December 25, 1943, Mobile. Parents– Wilbert J. and Mabel (Sanders) Laubenthal. Education– Spring Hill College, B.A. summa cum laude; University of Alabama, M.A., 1967; Ph.D., 1970. Medical coordinator, Mobile Head Start Project, 1965; taught Latin in Mobile, 1965-1966; taught English, Troy State University, 1969-1972; entered the U.S. Air Force, 1973; served at several posts andĀ attained the rank of Major before retiring in 1993. Worked for Resource Consultants International after leaving the military service. Member– Modern Language Association; Air Force Association; Historic Mobile Preservation Society; Landmarks Foundation, Montgomery; Maxwell Air Force Base Junior Officer Council. Catholic Poetry Association of America Award, 1964; Alabama State Poetry Day Award, 1969; National Defense Education Act Fellow, 1966-1970. Died May 15, 2002.


Contemporary Authors online


Excalibur. New York; Ballantine, 1973.

The Gates of Wonder (poems). Mobile, Ala.; Belmary, 1966.

A History of John Hay Air Base…, USAF, 1981.

Interlude and Other Poems. Mobile, Ala.; Belmary, 1969.

The Last Confederate. Mobile, Ala.; Belmary, 1967.

Songs of Mobile (poems). Mobile, Ala.; Spring Hill College Press, 1962.