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Robert O'Neil Bristow

Robert O'Neil Bristow, American writer, educator. Recipient award for Literature Excellence, University Oklahoma, 1969, award for novel, Friends of America Writers, 1974. Member of Alpha Tau Omega.


Bristow, Robert O'Neil was born on November 17, 1926 in St. Louis. Son of Jesse Reuben and Helen Marjorie (Utley) Bristow.


Bachelor in Journalism, University Oklahoma, 1951. Master of Arts in Journalism, University Oklahoma, 1965.


Assistant advertising manager Altus (Oklahoma) Times Democrat, 1951-1953. Freelance writer, 1951-1960. Professor English Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1960-1987, professor emeritus, since 1987.

With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1945.



Member of Alpha Tau Omega.


Married Gaylon Eva Walker, December 23, 1950. Children from marriage: Cynthia Lynn, Margery Jan Wu, Gregory Scott, Kelly Robert. Divorced 1973. Married Gail Hamiter Rosen, August 25, 2003. Divorced 2008.