McWILLIAMS, RICHEBOURG GAILLARD, 1901-1986

Biography:

Historian; College professor. BornРJune 24, 1901, Oak Hill, Ala. MarriedРDorothy Schultz, 1937. EducationРB.S., 1922; A.M., 1925; A.M., University of Alabama, 1933; University of Wisconsin; University of Puerto Rico; Columbia University; University, Munich, Germany. Employed by Continuation School, Cabo Rojo, P.R., 1922-1923; University of Alabama, 1923-1925; Birmingham Southern College, 1928-1970; head, Department of English; chairman, Humanities Division, Birmingham Southern College; research professor, University of South Alabama, 1970-73. MemberРAmerican Council of Learned Societies. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement in 1970.  Friends and colleagues published festschrift, Essays in Honor of Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams, in 1970.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1974, 1982.

Publication(s):

History of Beautiful Dauphin Island; Origin of Street Names. Dauphin Island, Ala.; Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board in cooperation with Mobile County Board of Revenue and Road Commissioners, 1956?

Editor_and_Translator;

Fleur de Lys and Calumet; Being the Penicaut Narrative of French Adventure in Louisiana. Baton Rough; Louisiana State University Press, 1953.

Iberville’s Gulf Journals. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1981.