Legislator, teacher, professor, interpreter. Born– Nov. 20, 1890, Camden, Ala. Parents– John Young and May (Carleton) Kilpatrick. Education– Maryville College, B.A.; Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1923; University of Paris, Ph.D., 1924; post graduate work at the University of Mexico City and University of Rennes in France. Taught, University of South Carolina, 1925-1936; Troy State Teachers College, 1937-; Perry County Legislator, 1923-1927; U.S. Army, World War I and World War II; interpreter, Peace Conference of Paris; instructor after WWII in the School of Military Government and was involved in reopening the University of Marburg and the high schools in Hessen-Nassau. In 1920, he was with a Y.M.C.A. unit connected with the White Army in South Russia; captured by the Bolsheviks and held for a year. Sentenced to death as a spy, he slipped a message out in the clothing of a prisoner being released, and the U.S. government demanded and obtained his release. Died September 25, 1968.
Owen’s The Story of Alabama.
The Political History of Alabama During the War of Secession. Paris; E. de Boccard, 1924.