College professor; historian. Born– May 15, 1902, in Wetumpka, Ala. Parents– William E. and Susan Roberta (Allen) Venable. Married– Nell Smith. Education– University of Alabama, B.A. and M.A.; Vanderbilt, Ph.D.; also studied at University of Chicago. Teaching fellow, University of Alabama, 1928. Taught history at Vanderbilt University, 1935-1937; University of Arkansas, 1937-1945; Winthrop College, 1945-1954; University of Alabama, 1954-1972. Member– Organization of American Historians and Alabama Historical Association. Died August 30,1980.
Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
The Conflict Between Douglas and Yancey Forces at the Charleston Convention. Fayetteville; University of Arkansas, s.d.
William L. Yancey’s Transition from Unionism to State Rights. Fayetteville; University of Arkansas, 1944.
A collection of the papers of Austin L. Venable is held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.