- James Kimble Vardaman: Southern Commoner (1981)
- Role of the British Press in the 1976 Presidential Election (1981)
- John James Tigert: American Educator (1974)
- Woodrow Wilson: The Early Years (1968)
- John Sharp Williams: Planter – Statesman of the Deep South (1943)
George C. Osborn was born in 1904 in Learned, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi College, graduating in 1927 with a B.A. Beginning in 1935, he taught at Berry College for 6 years. He married Margaret McMillen in 1936. He earned his A.M. (1932) and Ph.D. (1938) from Indiana University.
Osborn taught at several universities including the University of Mississippi, Memphis State, and the University of Florida. His works were non-fiction, primarily on Southern history. His book about Woodrow Wilson is considered an important work and classic reference on Wilson’s early life.
Osborn died in August, 1982, in Gainesville, Florida.
- Review of Woodrow Wilson: The Early Years by John D. Beunker in Indiana Magazine of History
- John Sharp Williams Collection. University of Mississippi
- Review of John Sharp Williams by R. J. Farley, Louisiana Law Review
- Brief biography in Mississippi Department of Archives and History before speeches of John Sharp Williams which were edited by Osborn and correspondence between Williams and Woodrow Wilson.