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Will Davis Campbell, American writer. Recipient Lyndhurst prize, 1980, Alex Haley Memorial award, 1992, Tennessee Governor's award for the arts, 1994, Governor's Humanities award, 1995, Lifetime Achievement award Tennessee American Civil Liberties Union, 1997, The Richard Wright prize, 1998.

Background

Campbell, Will Davis was born on July 18, 1924 in Mississippi, United States. Son of Lee Webb Campbell and Hancie Bea Parker.

Education

Student, Louisiana College, Pineville, 1942. AB, Wake Forest University, 1948. HHD (honorary), Wake Forest University, 1984.

Student, Tulane University, 1949. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale University, 1952. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1993.

HHD (honorary), Mercer University, 1996. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Southern Mississippi, 1999.

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Connections

Married Brenda Rita Fisher, 1946. Children: Penny Elizabeth, Bonnie Ruth, Lee Webb World War II.

father:
Lee Webb Campbell

mother:
Hancie Bea Parker

spouse:
Brenda Rita Fisher

children:
Penny Elizabeth Campbell

Bonnie Ruth Campbell

Lee Webb World War II Campbell