University professor. Born– August 24, 1907, Talladega, Ala. Parents– William C. and Celeste (Miller) McMillan. Married– Antoinette Brannon, August 29, 1931. Children– One. Education– Davidson College, 1925-1926; B.S., Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1929; M.A., University of North Carolina, 1930; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1946; Johns Hopkins, Columbia University. Employed; University of Alabama, 1931-1975; managing editor, Alabama Review, 1947-1963; Publications of the American Dialect Society, 1964; editoral board, American Speech, National University Extension News, College Composition and Communication, Dictionary of American Regional English, Abstracts of English Studies and Harcourt-Brace School Dictionary. Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Alabama Press, 1945-62.
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