Businessman, novelist. Born– September 18, 1893, Mobile. Parents– John and Suzy (March) Campbell. Education– Studied at Valparaiso University, 1913-1914; studied law at the University of Alabama, 1915-1916. Served In the US Marines in World War I; wounded and gassed and never completely recovered from his wounds. Received the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Croix de Guerre. Worked for the Waterman Steamship Company, 1920-1938; retired to become a freelance writer. Wrote novels and short stories, signing his fiction “William March.” Died May 15, 1954.
Dictionary of American Biography online; Contemporary Authors online.
99 Fables. University of Alabama Press, 1960.
The Bad Seed. New York; Rinehart, 1954.
Come In At The Door. New York; Smith & Haas, 1934.
Company K. New York; Random House, 1933.
The First Sunset. Cincinnati; Little Man Press, 1940.
The Little Wife and Other Stories. New York; Smith & Haas, 1935.
The Looking Glass. Cincinnati; Little, 1943.
October Island. Cincinnati; Little, Brown, 1952.
Some Like Them Short. Cincinnati; Little, 1939.
The Tallons. New York; Random House, 1936.
Trial Balance; the Collected Short Stories. New York; Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1945.
William March Omnibus. New York; Rinehart, 1956.
The Last Letters of Blessed Thomas Moore. London; Manresa, 1924.
Papers of William Edward March Campbell, including correspondence, typescripts, drafts and revisions, are held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama. A collection of his correspondence is housed at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library at Yale University.