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educator , journalist , writer

William Rainbolt is an American journalist, educator and prominent writer.


Mr. Rainbolt was born on October 1, 1946, in Ranger, Texas, United States. He is a son of William R. (a claims adjuster) and Nelle (Hesson) Rainbolt.


In 1972 William Rainbolt graduated from University of Maryland at College Park, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1975 he finished his studies at University of North Texas with Master of Arts. In 1993 he started doctoral study at State University of New York at Albany.


He served at U.S. Navy from 1969 till 1973.

Mr. Rainbolt worked as a reporter, feature writer, sports writer, and copy editor for newspapers, including Record-Chronicle, Denton, TX, Avalanche Journal, Lubbock, TX, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, during 1964-1969 and 1974-1975.

In 1975-1979 he was appointed instructor in journalism at University of Missouri. From 1979 to 1984 Mr. Rainbolt served assistant professor at Rowan College, NJ. In 1984 he was appointed lecturer in English at State University of New York at Albany.


  • William Rainbolt is a distinguished author of a number of books as well as contributor of articles to different periodicals, including Writer, Journalism Quarterly, Business New York, Capital Region, and Journalism Educator.


  • Authors Guild , United States

  • American Historical Association , United States

  • Organization of American Historians , United States


William Rainbolt married Glynda Kay on April 28, 1968, but the couple divorced in 1977. On August 1, 1981 he married for the second time Susan Warshany. Mr. Rainbolt has one daughter from his second marriage, Angela.

William Royce Rainbolt - American - claims adjuster

Nelle (Hesson) Rainbolt - American

Angela Rainbolt - American

Glynda Kay Aderholt - American

Susan Warshany - American