Legislator,  professor, attorney. 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. Practiced law in Camden before World War I; enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to France where he worked as an interpreter; assigned to the Peace Conference team at the end of the war.  Worked for the Red Cross in Eastern Europe.  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. Returned to Camden and practiced law; served in the Alabama Legislature from Perry County, 1923-27; taught at the University of South Carolina, 1925-36; at Troy State University, (head of the English Department), 1937-61.  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.