James Southall Wilson

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James Southall Wilson
Nationality American
Alma mater College of William & Mary[1]
Employer University of Virginia
Title Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review
Term 6
Successor Stringfellow Barr
Spouse(s) Julia Tyler[2]

James Southall Wilson (1880–1963) was an author, University of Virginia professor, and founder of the Virginia Quarterly Review. He organized the 1931 Southern Writers Conference.[3] His wife, Julia Tyler, was the granddaughter of President John Tyler and a founder of Kappa Delta sorority.[2] Wilson wrote the College of William & Mary's spirit song, "Our Alma Mater."[4]

Wilson wrote a biography of ornithologist Alexander Wilson in 1906.

He is buried at the University of Virginia cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ "The Presidents of the William and Mary Alumni Association". William & Mary Alumni Association. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 1910-1911 James Southall Wilson, 1904 A.B., 1931 LL.D. 
  2. ^ a b "A Guide to the James Southall Wilson Guest Book, ca. 1922-1937". University of Virginia. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ "James Southall Wilson". Virginia Quarterly Review. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  4. ^ "College of William and Mary Choir Alumni Section". College of William & Mary. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Dr James Southall Wilson (1880 - 1963) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2017-04-07.