Historian; university professor. Born– May 15, 1904, Learned, Miss. Parents– Samuel George and Bettie Mae (Hendrick) Osborn. Married– Margaret McMillen, May 20, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Mississippi College, A.B., 1927; Indiana University, M.A., 1932; chairman of the Social Services Department at Berry College, 1935-1943; research expert for finance committee of the U.S. Senate, 1937-1938; University of Mississippi, 1943-1944; Memphis State University, 1944-1947; University of Florida, 1947-1974; Wallace State Junior College, 1974-1977.  Received research grants from American Philosophical Society (1956) and Woodrow Wilson Foundation (1959). Contributed to many scholarly journals. Member of the American and Southern Historical Associations and the American Academy of Political and Social Service.  Awarded emeritus status at the University of Florida, 1974; at Wallace State, 1977.  Died 1981.


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