OSULLIVAN CORP
SC 13G, 1998-04-17
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                                  UNITED STATES
                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549


                                  SCHEDULE 13G


                    Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                                (Amendment No. )*

                             O'SULLIVAN CORPORATION
                                (Name of Issuer)

                                  Common Stock
                         (Title of Class of Securities)

                                    688605104
                                 (CUSIP Number)


                              See Preliminary Note
             (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)


Check the  appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule
is filed:

         |_|      Rule 13d-1(b)

         |X|      Rule 13d-1(c)

         |_|      Rule 13d-1(d)


* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting  person's
initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and
for any  subsequent  amendment  containing  information  which  would  alter the
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed
to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of
1934 ("Act") or otherwise  subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act
but  shall be  subject  to all other  provisions  of the Act  (however,  see the
Notes).



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CUSIP No. 688605104

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   1      NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
          S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

                   John C.O. Bryant

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   2      CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP          (a) [    ]
                                                                    (b) [    ]

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   3      SEC USE ONLY


          ----------------------------------------------------------------------
   4      CITIZEN OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                   United States
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            5    SOLE VOTING POWER

                                 809,239

        NUMBER OF
                            ----------------------------------------------------
          SHARES            6    SHARED VOTING POWER

       BENEFICIALLY                  -- 0 --
                            ----------------------------------------------------
                            
      OWNED BY EACH         7    SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

        REPORTING                809,239
                            ----------------------------------------------------
          PERSON            8    SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

           WITH                      -- 0 --
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9       AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

        809,239
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10      CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

            Not Applicable
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

11      PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENT BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

            5.1%
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12      TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

            IN
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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Preliminary  Note:  The  event  that  requires  filing  of this  schedule  was a
repurchase  of Common  Stock  ("Common  Stock") by the issuer,  which caused the
percentage  of Common  Stock owned by Mr.  Bryant to exceed five percent (5%) of
the outstanding shares of Common Stock. According to information provided by the
issuer and in the issuer's public filings, this repurchase occurred in May 1996.


ITEM 1.       (a)   Name of Issuer:

                    O'Sullivan Corporation

              (b)   Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

                    1944 Valley Avenue
                    P.O. Box 3510
                    Winchester, VA  22601

ITEM 2.       (a)   Name of Person Filing:

                    John C.O. Bryant

              (b)   Address of Principal Business Office:

                    The  following  is the  address  of the  principal  business
                    office of each of the filing persons:

                    Atlantic Computing Services
                    8639 Phoenix Drive
                    Manassas, VA  20110

              (c)   Citizenship:

                    United States

              (d)   Title of Class of Securities:

                    Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share

              (e)   CUSIP Number:

                    688605104


ITEM          3. If this  Statement  is filed  pursuant  to Rules  13d-1(b),  or
              13d-2(b), check whether the person filing is a:

              Not applicable.


ITEM 4.       Ownership

              (a)   As of the date  hereof,  Mr.  Bryant  beneficially  owned an
                    aggregate of 809,239  shares of Common Stock,  of O'Sullivan
                    Corporation.
              (b)   As  of  the  date  hereof,   Mr.  Bryant's  stock  ownership
                    represented 5.1% of the total  outstanding  number of shares
                    of Common Stock.
              (c)   The number of shares as to which Mr.  Bryant  has:  (i) Sole
                    power to vote or to direct the vote is 809,239;  (ii) Shared
                    power to vote or to direct the vote is -0-; (iii) Sole power
                    to disposed or to direct the disposition of is 809,239;  and
                    (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
                    is -0-.

ITEM 5.       Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

              Not applicable.


ITEM 6.       Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

              Not applicable.


ITEM 7.       Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired
              the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company

              Not applicable.


ITEM 8.       Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

              Not applicable.


ITEM 9.       Notice of Dissolution of Group

              Not applicable.


ITEM 10.      Certification

              By signing  below I certify  that, to the best of my knowledge and
              belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are
              not  held  for  the  purpose  of or with  effect  of  changing  or
              influencing  the control of the issuer of the  securities and were
              not  acquired  and  are  not  held  in  connection  with  or  as a
              participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.



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                                    Signature


         After reasonable  inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I
certify that the information  set forth in this statement is true,  complete and
correct.

Date:    April 15, 1998
                                                              


                                               /s/John C.O. Bryant
                                             ----------------------  
                                                 John C.O. Bryant





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