Bertram Wyatt-Brown (1932-2012)

Credit: Baltimore Sun

LSU Press honors and celebrates the life of Bertram Wyatt-Brown, an LSU Press author and the longtime editor of the press’s Southern Biography Series. Bert was the Richard J. Milbauer Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, past president of the Southern Historical Association, and the author numerous books and articles on southern history, including Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Under Bert’s editorship of the Southern Biography Series from 1994 until 2009, the press published over a dozen new titles in the series, including Senator Albert Gore, Sr.: Tennessee Maverick, by Kyle Longley; The Color of Silver: William Spratling: His Life and Art, by Taylor C. Littleton; and Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America, by Meredith Mason Brown. Bert was both a gentleman and a scholar whose thoughtfulness, humor, and warmth LSU Press will always fondly remember.