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Frank Lawrence Owsley

Born: 20-Jan-1890
Birthplace: Montgomery, AL
Died: 21-Oct-1956
Location of death: Winchester, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: King Cotton Diplomacy

Father: Lawrence Monroe Owsley
Mother: Annie Scott McGehee
Wife: Harriet Fason Chappell (m. 24-Jul-1920)
Son: Frank Lawrence Owsley, Jr. (historian, b. 13-Jun-1928)
Daughter: Margaret Owsley Seigenthaler (b. 12-Mar-1938)

    High School: Fifth District Agricultural School, Wetumpka, AL (1909)
    University: BS, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (1911)
    University: MA, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (1912)
    University: MA, University of Chicago (1917)
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1924)
    Professor: Vanderbilt University (1920-49)
    Professor: University of Alabama (1949-56)
    Department Chair: History, University of Alabama (1952-55)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1927

Author of books:
State Rights in the Confederacy (1925, history)
King Cotton Diplomacy: Foreign Relations of the Confederate States of America (1931, international affairs)
A Short History of the American People (1947-49, history)
Plain Folk of the Old South (1949, history)
The South: Old and New Frontiers: Selected Essays of Frank Lawrence Owsley (1969, history)


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