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.


Directory of American Scholars, 1974, 1982.


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?


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.