Writer, clergyman. Born– December 4, 1896, Marksville, La. Parents– Felix Mendelssohn and Winifred Pearl (Joffrion) Pilcher. Married–Miriam¬†Fournier, 1920; children–four. Married–¬†Sara Macdue Nettles, March 1, 1930. Children– Two. Education– Tulane University, 1921-1923; University of California at Berkeley, 1932-1933; Pacific Unitarian School, B.D., 1934. Employed as a newspaper writer, construction engineer, social worker, government worker, and clergyman. Served in World War I. Received the Medaille de Verdun (France) and the Military Cross of Honor. Cited by General Spaatz for World War II work. Member Louisiana Historical Society and Alabama Writers conclave. Died September 13, 1979.


Library of Alabama Lives; Joan Higgins Fauvre (granddaughter).


Above the Bugle Notes. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1956.

Man in Search of God. Brewton, Ala.; Brewton Standard, 1936.

Parish Visitor Poems. New York; The Parish Visitor, 1945.

Regimental History of the 65th Regiment, C.A.C., 32nd Brigate, First Army Corps, 1917-1919. Portland, Or.; s.n., 1923.


A collection of the papers of Joseph Mitchell Pilcher is held by the Special Collections Department of the library at Tulane University.

War and Peace. Montgomery. Ala.; Paragon Press, 1945.

Wings of the Spirit. Montgomery, Ala.; Author, 1942.