KILPATRICK, EMMETT, 1890-1968

Biography:

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.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama.

Publication(s):

The Political History of Alabama During the War of Secession. Paris; E. de Boccard, 1924.