WEBER, BERNARD C., 1910-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– May 9, 1910, in Ashland, Or. Education– San Jose State College, A.B., 1931; University of California, A.M., 1932, Ph.D., 1936. Taught at University of Alabama, 1941-. Senior Fulbright Scholar, Royal University of Malta, 1956-1957. Awarded Outstanding Commitment to Teaching and Distinguished Professor, University of Alabama, 1980-1981. Member– American, Southern, and Alabama Catholic Historical Associations; American Society for Church History.

Source:

Director of American Scholars.

Joint Publication(s):

The Historical Evolution of Modern France. Ames, Iowa; Littlefield, Adams, 1949.

Editor:

The Marriage of Mary Queen of Scots to Francis the Dauphin of France. Greenock, Scotland; Griana-Aig Press, 1969.

Joint Editor:

Une Correspondence Familiale au Temps des Troubles de Saint-Domingue. Paris; Soci‚t‚ de l’Historie des Colonies Fran‡aise, 1959.

WEEDEN, MARIA HOWARD, 1847-1905

Biography:

Poet; painter. Born– July 6, 1847, in Huntsville, Ala. Parents– William and Jane E. (Urquhart) Weeden.  Attended Huntsville Female Seminary and the Alabama Female Methodist College at Tuskegee (later Huntingdon College); private lessons with portrait painter William Frye.  Painted landscapes and Alabama wildflowers in watercolor; painted portraits, notably using African-American subjects.  Paintings were exhibited in Berlin (1895) and in Paris. Wrote several books of poetry in black dialect. Elected to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 1998.  Died April 12, 1905.

Source:

Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 4; website of Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame.

Publication(s):

Bandanna Ballads. New York; Doubleday & McClure, 1899.

Old Voices. New York; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904.

Shadows on the Wall. New York; Ayers Co., 1898.

Songs of the Old South; Verses and Drawings. New York; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1900.

Illustrator:

Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Philadelphia; H. T. Coates Co., 1902.

WEEKS, GRACE EZELL, 1923-

Biography:

College professor. Born– March 3, 1923, in Clanton, Ala. Parents– Samuel Jones and Grace (Hicks) Ezell. Married– Arthur A. Weeks, March 22, 1943. Children– Three. Married– Francisco Marquez, March 26, 1974. Education– Samford University, A.B., 1942; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1945; Inter-American University, Ph.D., 1964. Taught English at Samford Unversity, 1945-1947; English and Spanish, Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., 1947-1951; Spanish, Belmont College, 1953-1954; Samford University, 1955-1970. Advisor, English program, Colegio Gonzalez Pena, Cordoba, Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1972. Member– American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Columbia, 1958.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

Manuel Maria Flores; El Artista y el Hombre. Mexico; B. Costa Amic, 1969.

WEIL, ADELE KAHN, 1872-1962

Biography:

Born– November 4, 1873, in Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Maurice and Pauline (Mendelson) Kahn. Married– Sidney K. Weil, November 22, 1898. Children– Two. Education– Schools in Montgomery; Bartholomew’s Private School, Cincinnati. Member– Sidney Lanier School Improvement Association, Sewing Circle, Bridge Club, Sesame Club. Died June 5, 1962.

Source:

Woman’s Who’s Who of America.

Joint Publication(s):

Twentieth Century Cook Book. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

WEISHEIT, ELDON, 1933-1998

Biography:

Lutheran clergyman.  Born– January 13, 1933, in Clayton, Ill. Parents– Harry and Edna (Gamm) Weisheit. Married– Carolyn Pomerenke, August 15, 1954. Children– Three. Education– Concordia Theological Seminary, 1962.  Pastor, McComb, Mich., 1962-1965; Montgomery, Ala., 1965-1971. Associate editor, Lutheran Witness, 1971-1975; Roselle, Ill., 1976-77; Tucson, AZ, 1977-98.  Died January 20, 1998.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 29R.

Publication(s):

Abortion Resources for Pastoral Counseling. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1977.

Excuse Me, Sir. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1973.

God’s Promise for Children– Object Lessons on Old Testament Texts, Series C. Minneapolis; Augsburg House, 1982.

God’s Promise for Children– Visual Message on Old Testament Texts, Series A. Minneapolis; Augsburg House, 1980.

God’s Promise for Children– Visual Message on Testament Texts, Series B. Minneapolis; Augsburg House, 1981.

The Gospel for Kids, Series A. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1977.

The Gospel for Kids, Series B. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1978.

The Gospel for Kids, Series C. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1979.

The Gospel for Little Kids; 45 Chapel Talks for Children Ages 3-6. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1980.

How the Bible Came to Us. Minneapolis; Augsburg House, 1982.

Moving. St. Louis; Corcordia Publishing House, 1974.

The Preacher’s Yellow Pants. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1973.

A Sermon Is More Than Words. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1977.

Should I Have an Abortion? St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1976.

Sixty-one Gospel Talks for Children. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1969

Sixty-one Worship Talks for Children. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1971.

To the Kid in the Pew; 60 Chapel Talks. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1974.

The Zeal of His House. St. Louis; Concordia Publishing House, 1973.

WELCH, JOSEPH EDMUND, 1922-2004

Biography:

Professor of Physical Education. Born– December 4, 1922, in Selma, Ala. Parents– William Pressley and Lucile (Burt) Welch. Married– Edith Crockford, March 25, 1945. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, 1941-1943; University of North Carolina, B.A., 1944, M.A.; Springfield, M.Ed., 1947; Peabody, Ed.D., 1952. Physical director, YMCA, Vicksburg Miss.; Pensacola, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga. Taught at Emory University, 1956-1963; East Carolina University, 1963-1967; West Virginia Institute of Technology, 1967-. Member– AAHPER, American School Health Association, American College Sports Medicine Association, National College Physical Education Association for Men, Phi Delta Kappa. Died January 13, 2004.

Source:

Who’s Who in the East.

Publication(s):

Contributions of Solon B. Suddeth to Professional Preparation in Physical Education. Nashville; s.n., 1969.

Edward Hitchcock, M.D.; Founder of Physical Education in the College Curriculum. Greenville, N.C.; East Carolina College, 1962.

A Physical Education Reader; History and Foundations. Parson, W. Va.; McClain Printing Co., 1974.

Physical Education as a Way of Life; the Story of Nathan Taylor Dodson. Durham, N.C.; s.n., 1972.

WELCH, PAULETTE VIRGINIA, 1945-

Biography:

Library worker. Born– January 19, 1945, in Anniston, Ala. Parents– Paulie and Virginia Welch. Married. Children– One. Education–   Anniston High School. Victim of cerebral palsy. Worked at Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County, November, 1969-; with arms braced on books she wrote daily radio book reviews, weekly newspaper columns, church newsletter column; published monthly library newspaper.

Source:

Birmingham News, February 29, 1974; performance of the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, April 1971; Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County.

Publication(s):

Walking In Life’s Garden with God. Anniston, Ala., 1971.

WELD, JOHN, 1905-2003

Biography:

Writer, producer. Born– February 24, 1905, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Harry Statham and Nellie (Farrow) Weld. Married– Katherine McElroy Paul, February 12, 1937. Education– Auburn University, 1921-1922. Reporter, New York American, Paris Times, New York World, New York Herald (Paris). Scenario writer, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures. Freelance writer, 1935-1942. Editor, Consolidated News of Consolidated Aircraft Company, 1942-1944. Public relations director, Ford Motor Company’s West Coast Region, 1944-1949; automobile dealer, 1944-1957. Publisher, Laguna Beach (Calif.) Post, 1951-. Motion picture producer, 1960-; associate Vandenburg-Linkletter & Associates, 1976. Produced, “Freightboat around the World”; “Beirut to Baghdad”; “Ireland from a Gypsy Caravan”; “The Basque Sheepherder.”  Died June 14, 2003.

Source:

Who’s Who in the West; International Authors and Writers.

Publication(s):

Don’t Cry for Me. New York; Scribner, 1940.

Fly Away Home. Santa Barbara; Mission Pub., 1991.

Gun Girl. New York; McBride, 1930.

Mark Pfeiffer, M.D. New York; Scribner, 1943.

The Missionary; a Novel of the Early Southwest. Stafford, Va.; Northwoods Press, 1981.

The Partners. New York; Scribner, 1941.

Sabbath Has No End. New York; Scribner, 1942.

Stunt Man. New York; McBride, 1931.

Young Man in Paris. Chicago; Academy Chicago, 1985.

WELKER, ROBERT LOUIS, 1924-2008

Biography:

College professor.. Born– June 26, 1924, in Clarksville, Tenn. Parents– George Thomas and Emma (Wickham) Welker. Education– Austin Peay State University; University of Connecticut, B.A., 1944; Peabody College, M.A., 1948; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1952. Taught at Vanderbilt, 1955-1956, 1957-1964; University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1964-1985; founder and first chair of UAH English Department. Member– American Association of University Professors, Huntsville Literary Association, Modern Language Association. Died December 4, 2008.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest; Obituary, Huntsville Times, December 8, 2008. 

Editor:

Poem. Huntsville, Ala.; Huntsville Literary Association, 1978.

The Sense of Fiction. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1966.

Joint Editor:

Reality and Myth; Essays in American Literature in Memory of Richard Croom Beatty. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1964.

WELLS, GLENN L., 1908-1989

Biography:

Businessman. Born– August 12, 1908, in Dadeville, Ala. Parents– Louis E. and Blanche Dowling Wells. Married– Dorothy McGee, June 23, 1940. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, 1925-1927. Worked for Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla., 1933-1943; L. W. Wells Company, Ozark, 1943-1961; Parker-Wells Agency, Ozark, 1961-. Awarded Silver Beaver, Boy Scouts of America. Chairman, Official Board of First Methodist Church, Ozark; President, Ozark Kiwanis Club.  Died June 25, 1989.

Source:

Glen L. Wells, Ozark, Ala.

Publication(s):

History of the First Methodist Church of Ozark, Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1972.

WELLS, GLENN LAWRENCE, JR., 1941-

Biography:

Businessman. Born– 1941, in Ozark, Ala. Parents– Glenn Lawrence and Dorothy (McGee) Wells. Married– Gayle Brook in 1964. Children– Two. Married– Dean Faulkner in 1972. Education– University of Alabama, B.A.,1964;  M.A., 1968; University of Mississippi, Ph.D., 1975. English instructor at Murray State University, 1966-70; at the University of Mississippi, 1970-75; Northwest Mississippi Junior College, 1975-79.  Director, Yoknapatawpha Press, Oxford, after 1979.

Source:

Lawrence Wells, Oxford, Miss.; Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

Let the Band Play Dixie. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1987.

Ole Miss Football. Oxford, Miss.; Sports Yearbook Co., 1980.

Rommel and the Rebel. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1986.

Editor:

History of the First Methodist Church of Ozark, Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1972.

William Faulkner; the Cofield Collection. Oxford, Miss.; Yoknapatawpha Press, 1978.

Editor_and_Publisher;

Legends in Crimson. Oxford, Miss.; Sports Yearbook Co., 1982.

Football Powers of the South. Oxford, Miss.; Sports Yearbook Co., 1983.

WELLS, LAWRENCE

See:

Wells, Glenn Lawrence, Jr.,

WELLS, OPAL B., 1912-1996

Biography:

Grocer. Born– July 30, 1912, in McKenzie, Ala. Parents– Herbert and Frances Hartley Bennett. Married– Loran H. Wells, July 2, 1928. Children– One. Managed grocery store for 30 years.  Died August 5, 1996.

Source:

Opal B. Wells, Red Level, Ala.

Publication(s):

The Light Within. Atwood, Tenn.; Elder S. T. Talley, 1974.

Some of My Remembrances. Atwood, Tenn.; Elder S. T. Talley, 1984.

WERTENBAKER, LAEL TUCKER, 1909-1997

Biography:

Journalist. Born– March 28, 1909, in Bradford, Pa.; grew up in Mobile.  Parents– Royal and Juliet (Luttrell) Tucker. Married– Charles Christian Wertenbaker in September 1942. Children– Two. Married– Branwell Fletcher in September 1970. Education– University of Lousiville.   Road secretary, Theatre Guild, Inc., of New York City, 1929-1938; foreign and war correspondent, Time, Inc., 1940-1955; freelance writer, after 1955; wrote scripts for CBS-TV (Orson Wells series) and for British television (Rediffusion series). Awarded honorary doctorates by Keene State College (1975) and Franklin Pierce College. (1982). Died March 24, 1997.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women; International Authors and Writers’ Who’s Who; Foremost Women in Communications; obituary, New York Times, March 29,1997.

Publication(s):

The Afternoon Women. Boston; Little, 1966.

Death of a Man. New York; Random House, 1957.

The Eye of the Lion. Boston; Little, 1964.

The Eye; Window to the World. Washington, D.C.; U.S. News Books, 1981.

Festival. New York; Random House, 1954.

Lament for Four Virgins. New York; Random House, 1952.

Mister Junior. Paterson, N.J.; Pageant Books, 1960.

Perilous Voyage. Boston; Little, 1975,

Rhyming Word Games. New York; Simon and Schuster, 1964.

To Mend the Heart. New York; Viking Press, 1980.

Unbidden Guests. Boston; Little, 1970.

Joint Publication(s):

The Hotchkiss School … Lakeville, Conn.; Hotchkiss School, 1966.

The Magic of Light; the Craft and Career of Jean Rosenthal…. Boston; Little, 1972.

Tip and Dip. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1960.

The World of Picasso (1881-1973). Time Life Books, 1967.

You and the Armed Services; an Up-to-Date Guide… New York; Simon and Schuster, 1961.

WEST, HERBERT BUELL, 1916-1990.

Biography:

Advertising executive; foundation executive. Born– April 16, 1916, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Edward Hamilton and Clarine (Buell) West. Married– Maria Selden McDonald, November 29, 1946. Children– Five. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1936. Major, Adjutant General Corps, U. S. Army, 1941-46. Advertising writer, 1936-1950; advertising executive, Batten, Barton, Durstine and Osborne, New York City, 1950-1966. Director, New York Community Trust, 1967-. Member– Board of directors, New York University Medical Center; Traveler’s Aid International Social Service; United Community Funds. Died April 19,1990.

Source:

Who’s Who in America.

Publication(s):

Stay with Me Lord; a Man’s Prayer. New York; Seabury, 1974.

WHEELER, CINDY, 1955-

Biography:

Children’s author. Born– May 17,1955 in Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Kenneth Bradford and Joanne Dingus Wheeler.  Married Robert Patrick Lee, July 26, 1980.  Children–three. Education– Auburn University, B.F.A., 1977.  Children’s book buyer, Zibart’s Bookstore, Nashville, 1977-78; executive secretary, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1977-80; freelance illustrator, designer and writer, 1980-84; Assistant to Art Director, Lothrop, Lee and Shepherd, 1984-85; co-owner, The Bookstore on Wall Street, Asheville, NC.  Alabama Library Association Award for Best Children’s Book, 1985.

Source:

Alabama Public Library Service; Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

The Bookstore Cat.  Random House, 1994.

A Day on the Farm.  Happy House, 1987.

Early Easter Morning.  Scholastic, 1997.

Emperor’s Birthday Suit.  Random House, 1996.

A Good Day, A Good Night. New York; Lippincott, 1980.

Marmalade’s Christmas Present. New York; Knopf, 1984.

Marmalade’s Nap. New York; Knopf, 1983.

Marmalade’s Picnic. New York; Knopf, 1983.

Marmalade’s Snowy Day. New York; Knopf, 1982.

Marmalade’s Yellow Leaf. New York; Knopf, 1982.

Merry Christmas, Little Mouse.  Happy House, 1986.

More Simple Signs.  Viking, 1998.

A New House for Little Mouse. New York; Random House, 1987.

Rose. New York; Knopf, 1985.

Sally Wants to Help. New York; Random House, 1988.

The Scaredy Cats and the Haunted House. New York; Random House, 1982.

Simple Signs.  Viking, 1995.

Spring Is Here!  Happy House, 1989.

What’s In Your Basket?  Scholastic, 1997.

Illustrator:

Dad Told Me Not To. Milwaukee; Raintree Pubs., 1983.

One Step, Two… New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1981.

Red House, Blue House.  Peel Productions, 1997.

Someone Just Like Me. Milwaukee; Raintree Pubs., 1983.

That Olive! New York; Lothrop, Lee, 1986.

What’s In Your Basket?  Little Simon, 1998.

WHEELER, HARRY EDGAR, 1874-1958

Biography:

Methodist clergyman; naturalist; museum curator. Born– March 18, 1874, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– J. Henry and Adelaide Lucia Bliss Wheeler. Married– Annie Lee Warren. Children– Five. Education– Lehigh University; Southeastern University; Vanderbilt University. Ordained Methodist minister, 1896; served churches in Alabama and Arkansas. Worked in Field Museum, Chicago, 1924-; Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama; Birmingham Public Library, 1953-1958; Curator, Indian Springs School Museum. Died March 11, 1958.

Source:

Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

The Birds of Arkansas; a Preliminary Report. Little Rock, Ark.; State Bureau of Mines, Manufactures and Architecture, 1924.

Timothy Abbott Conrad, with Particular Reference to His Work in Alabama One Hundred Years Ago. Ithaca, N.Y.; Paleontological Institution, 1935.

WHEELER, JESSE HARRISON, JR., 1918-1994

Biography:

College professor. Born– November 24, 1918, in Scottsboro, Ala. Parents– Jesse Harrison and Lucy (Enochs) Wheeler. Married– Margery Ellen Gary on October 3, 1943. Children– Three. Education– Auburn University, B.S. 1939, M.S., 1941; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1950. Taught at Boys High School, Atlanta, 1940-1941; University of Missouri, 1949-. Served in U.S. Army, 1941-1946. Ford Foundation Faculty Fellow, 1951-1952. Review Editor, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1961-1969. Member– Association of American Geographers, National Council on Geographic Education and American Geographic Society. Died July 8, 1994.

Source:

Who’s Who in America; American Men and Women of Science.

Publication(s):

Workbook and Study Guide for Regional Geography of the World. New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.

Joint Publication(s):

Essentials of World Geography.  Fort Worth, TX: Saunders, 1993.

Essentials of World Geography.  Fort Worth, TX; Saunders, 2000.

Regional Geography of the World; an Introductory Survey. New York; Holt, 1955.

WHEELER, JOSEPH, 1836-1906

Biography:

Soldier; businessman; congressman. Born– September 10, 1836, in Augusta, Ga. Parents– Joseph and Julia Knox (Hull) Wheeler. Married– Daniella Jones
Sherrod, February 8, 1866. Children– Six. Education– U.S. Military Academy; graduated 1859; further instruction at the army cavalry school at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Commissioned second lieutenant in the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen and served at Fort Craig in the Mexican territory, but resigned to enlist in the Confederate Army, April 3, 1861; named Colonel, 19th Army Infantry; nicknamed “Fighting Joe”; brigadier general, October 1862; major general, January 1863; lieutenant general, February, 1865. Commanded in over 800 skirmishes and 200 battles. At the end of the war he became a partner in the New Orleans hardware and carriage firm Bouton, Smith, and Denman; moved to Lawrence County, Alabama, in 1870, where he read law and opened a law partnership, Jones and Wheeler, with his brother-in-law. Served in the U.S. Congress, 1882-1898. Volunteered during Spanish-American War; appointed major general; senior in command at San Juan; senior officer to negotiate surrender of Spanish in Cuba. Commanded brigade in Philippines, 1899-1900.  Retired from the military on September 10, 1900.  Died January 25, 1906.  One of the few Confederate veterans accorded burial in Arlington Cemetery.

Source:

National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 9; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.

Dyer, John P.  From Shiloh to San Jaun:  The Life of Fightin’ Joe Wheeler.  Baton Rouge; LSU Press, 1941.

Publication(s):

Confederate Military History of Alabama. Atlanta; Confederate Pub. Co., 1899.

“The Philippines” in the New America and the Far East… Boston; Marshall Jones Co., 1907.

Report on the Island of Guam. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1900.

A Revised System of Cavalry Tactics, for the Use of Calvary and Mounted Infantry, C.S.A. Mobile, Ala.; S.H. Goetzel Co., 1863.

Selections from the Speeches of Hon. Joseph Wheeler, of Alabama, in the House of Representatives, Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses, March 4, 1889, to March 3, 1893. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1893.

Selections from the Speeches of Hon. Joseph Wheeler, of Alabama, in the House of Representatives, Second Session, Forty-seventh Congress, January 15 to March 3, 1883. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1883.

Speech of Hon. Joseph Wheeler of Alabama in the House of Representatives, Tuesday, February 16, 1886. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1886.

Joint Publication(s):

Cuba’s Struggle against Spain with the Causes of American Intervention and a Full Account of the Spanish-American War, Including Final Peace Negotiations. New York; American Historical Press, 1899.

Memorial Record of Alabama… Madison, Wisc.; Brant & Fuller, 1893.

Papers;

A collection of Joseph Wheeler’s papers is held by Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. 

WHITAKER, ARTHUR PRESTON, 1895-1979

Biography:

Historian; College professor. Born– June 6, 1895, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Education– University of Tennessee, A.B., 1915; Harvard University, A.M., 1917, Ph.D., 1924; Rhodes Scholar to Oxford, 1917; Austin Fellow, Harvard, 1920-1921; studied at the Sorbonne, 1919. Taught at University of Tennessee; Simmons; New York University; Amherst College; Florida State College for Women; Vanderbilt; Western Reserve; Cornell; University of Pennsylvania, 1936-1943, 1945-1965. U.S. Dept. of State, 1943-1945. Visiting professor, Johns Hopkins, National University of Bogota , University of Heidelberg, University of Texas, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois-Urbana. Consultant, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, 1969. Member– Hispanic Society of America, American Philosophical Society. Died January 1979.

Source:

Director of American Scholars; Who’s Who of North American Authors.

Publication(s):

Las Am‚ricas y un Mundo en Crisis. Lancaster, Pa.; Lancaster Press, 1946.

Argentina. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1964.

Argentine Upheaval; Peron’s Fall and the New Regime. New York; Praeger, 1956.

Development of American Regionalism; the Organization of American States. New York; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1951.

The Huancavelica Mercury Mine; a Contribution to the History of the Bourbon Renaissance in the Spanish Empire. Cambridge; Harvard University Press, 1941.

Latin American History Since 1825. Washington, D.C.; Service Center for Teachers of History, 1961.

The Mississippi Questions, 1795-1803; a Study in Trade, Politics and Diplomacy. New York; Appleton-Century, 1934.

Nationalism in Latin America; Past and Present. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1962.

The New Argentine Collection. Philadelphia; Friends of the University of Pennsylvania Library, 1964.

Spain and the Defense of the West. New York; Harper, 1961.

The Spanish-American Frontier 1783-1795; the Westward Movement and the Spanish Retreat in the Mississippi Valley. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1927.

The United States and Argentina. Cambridge; Harvard University Press, 1948.

The United States and South America; the Northern Republics. Cambridge; Harvard University Press, 1948.

The United States and the Independence of Latin America, 1800-1830. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins Press, 1941.

The United States and the Southern Cone; Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Cambridge; Harvard University Press, 1976.

The Western Hemisphere Idea; Its Rise and Decline. Ithaca; Cornell University Press, 1954.

Contributor:

The Ibero-American Enlightenment. Urbana; University of Illinois Press, 1971.

Editor:

Documents Relating to the Commercial Policy of Spain in the Floridas, with Incidental Reference to Louisiana. DeLand; The Florida State Historical Society, 1931.

Inter-American Affairs; an Annual Survey. New York; Columbia University Press, 1941.

Latin America and the Enlightenment. New York; Appleton-Century, 1942.

Mexico Today. American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1940.

WHITAKER, WALTER CLAIBORNE, 1867-1938

Biography:

Teacher, minister. Born– January 28, 1867, in Lenoir, N.C. Parents– Lucius Fletcher and Rowena (Oates) Whitaker. Married– Isabel Preston Royal on March 3, 1891. Children– Four. Dorothy French, February 4, 1918. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, A.B., 1884; A.M. 1891; University of South, D.D., 1909. Taught at Barton Academy, Mobile, 1884-1888. Minister in Auburn, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Jackson, Mich.; Ashville, N.C; Knoxville, Tenn.; Norfolk, Va.; Bowling Green, Ky.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1

Publication(s):

The Church in the Southern Highlands. Hartford, Conn.; Church Missions Pub. Co., 1929.

Dives and Lazarus; Six Studies, 1898. History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Alabama, 1763-1891. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Son, 1898.

The Prodigal Son; Church Parables of Mercy. S.l.; Church Year Pub. Co. 1890.

Revelations of the Cross. S.l.; s.n., 1923.

Richard Hooker Wilmer, Second Bishop of Alabama; a Biography. Philadelphia; G.W. Jacobs, 1907.

A Round Robin; the Southern Highland and Highlanders. Hartford; Conn.; Church Missions Pub., 1916.

WHITE, HALLIE CANTRELL, 1893-1977.

Biography:

Businesswoman; genealogist. Born– March 21, 1893. Parents– Toulous Polk and Octavia Emaline (Patterson) Cantrell. Married– Ernest White on November 15, 1920. Children– Four. Operator, White Printing Company, Huntsville, Ala., 1929-1960. Member– United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Altrusa Club, Twickenham Study Club, Alabama Society.  Died ctober 29, 1977.

Source:

White-Cantrell and Allied Families.

Publication(s):

White-Cantrell and Allied Families. Huntsville, Ala.; White Printing Co., 1967.

WHITE, HENRY EUGENE, JR., 1931-

Biography:

Minister, teacher. Born– July 4, 1931, in Meadville, Mich. Parents– Henry E. and Allie (Oglesby) White. Married– Betty Meador on August 23, 1953. Children– Four. Education– Mississippi College, B.A., 1952; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, D.B., 1956, Th.M., 1957; Mississippi State University, Ph.D., 1970; Cumberland Law School, J.D., 1972. Baptist minister, Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi, 1957-1965. Teacher at Mississippi State University, 1965; Samford University, 1966-. Member– Southern Sociological Society, Alabama Southeastern and National Councils on Family Relations, Jefferson County Mental Health Association.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.

Publication(s):

Divorce; Attempting to Cope. Birmingham, Ala.; H. E. White, 1978.

Looking for Stars. Boston; Christopher Pub. House, 1963.

Making Marriage Successful. New York; Irvington Pub., 1983.

Marriage, the Family, and the Bible. Boston; Christopher Pub. House, 1961.

WHITE, LAVIS COURT, 1917-

Biography:

Born– May 11, 1917, in Limestone County. Married– Carlton Dennia White. Children– Five. Education– Florence State College; University of Alabama; University of Mississippi; University of London; Athens College, A.B., 1940, M.A.T., 1971. Member– American Association of University Women, Sigma Tau Delta, Alabama Archaeological Society, Huntsville Literary Association, Decatur Art Guild.

Source:

Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

An Altar of Words, 1968.

WHITE, MARJORIE LONGNECKER, 1944-

Biography:

Born– December 16, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Parents– Herbert E. and Jane Segar Longnecker. Married– James H. White, III, on August 13, 1968. Children– Three. Education– Newcomb College, B.A., 1966; Yale University, M.Phil., 1970. Worked at University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1968-1972; Birmingham Historical Society, 1975-. Awarded Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Member– Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board. Preservationist of the Year, Alabama Historical Commission, 1981; distinguished service award, Alabama Historical Society, 1982.

Source:

Marjorie Longnecker White, Birmingham, Ala.

Publication(s):

The Birmingham District; an Industrial History and Guide. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1981.

Birmingham Heritage Hike. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1980.

Downtown Birmingham; Architectural and Historical Guide. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1977.

Downtown Discovery Tour. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1978.

Five Points Heritage Tour. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1983.

Joint Publication(s):

Cinderella Stories; Transformations of Historic Birmingham Buildings. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1990.

Designs on Birmingham; a Landscape History of a Southern City and its Suburbs. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1989.

Village Creek; an Architectural and Historical Resources Survey of Ensley, East Birmingham, and East Lake, three Village Creek Neighborhoods, City of Birmingham. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1985.

Editor:

Downtown, an Outdoor Classroom. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1978.

Old Birmingham, New Architecture. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Historical Society, 1984.

WHITE, ROY I., 1901-

Biography:

Journalist, minister. Born– November 23, 1901, in Winamac, Ind. Parents– William E. and Nancy Elizabeth (Yost) White. Married– Ruth E. Wine, June 7, 1924. Children– Two. Education– Manchester College, B.A., 1927; Bethany Biblical Seminary, B.D.; Northwestern University, M.A. Worked at Chicago Transit Authority, 1927-1960. Minister, Douglas Park Church of the Brethren, Chicago, 1936-1945; pastor, Churches of the Brethren, Bristol, Tenn., 1960-1962; Spindale, N.C, 1962-1965; Frostburg, Md., 1965-1968. Retired to Citronelle, Ala., 1968. Moderator of his church, 1964-1965, 1972-1973; president of Citronelle Kiwanians, three years; president ministerial associations, Maryland and Alabama, five years. Published nine novelettes; thirty short stories; column “Top of the Morning”, ten years.

Source:

Not identified

Publication(s):

Stormy Crossing. Elgin, Ill.; Brethren Press, 1963.

Venturing South. Elgin, Ill.; Brethren Press 1958.

WHITING, KENNETH R., 1913-1993

Biography:

Military analyst; professor. Born– February 23, 1913, in Somerville, Mass. Parents– Oscar R. and Mary Ann (Morrison) Whiting. Married– Alice Mary Sexton in September 1940. Education– Boston University, B.A., 1940; UCLA, M.A., 1941; Harvard, Ph.D., 1951. Taught at Tufts University, 1948-1950;  Research Associate, Air University, 1951-; George Washington University at Air University, 1961-.  Died March 6, 1993.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

Background Information on Mainland China. Maxwell Air Force Base; Documentary Research Division, Aerospace Studies Institute, Air University, 1970.

Background Information on the People’s Republic of China. Air University; Documentary Research Division, Academic Publications Division 3825th Academic Services Group, 1976.

Background Information on the Soviet Union. Maxwell Air Force Base; Documentary Research Division, Research Studies Institute, Air University, 1959.

The Chinese Communist Armed Forces. Maxwell Air Force Base; Documentary Research Division, Aerospace Studies Institute, Air University, 1976.

The Development of the Soviet Armed Forces, 1917-1972. Maxwell Air Force Base; Air University, 1972.

The Development of the Soviet Armed Forces, 1917-1977. Maxwell AirForce Base; Air University, 1978.

Evolution of the Sino-Soviet Split; a Summary Account. Maxwell Air Force Base; Directorate of Documentary Research, Air University Institute for Professional Development, 1975.

Ideologies in Conflict. Maxwell Air Force Base; Air Command and Staff College, Air University, 1962.

Iron-ore Resources in the USSR. Maxwell Air Force Base; Documentary Research Division, Research Studies Institute, Air University, 1952.

Reading in Soviet Military Theory. Maxwell Air Force Base; Documentary Research Division, Research Studies Institute, Air University, 1952?

Soviet Air Power, 1917-1976. Maxwell Air Force Base; Documentary Research Division, Academic Publications Division, 3825th Academic Services Group, Air University, 1976.

Soviet Air Power, 1917-1978. Maxwell Air Force Base; Documentary Research Division, Air University Library, Air University, 1979.

Soviet Problems of Nationality and Industrial Management. Maxwell Air Force Base; Documentary Research Division, Research Studies Institute, 1956.

Soviet Reactions to Change in American Military Strategy. Maxwell Air Force Base; Air University, 1965.

The Soviet Union Today; a Concise Handbook. New York; Praeger, 1962.

Contributor:

Impact of Air Power. New York; Van Nostrand, 1958.

Soviet Air and Rocket Forces. New York; Preager, 1959.

WHITMAN, WILLIAM TATE, 1909-2003.

Biography:

Economist; college professor. Born– October 26, 1909, in Boaz, Ala. Parents– Edward Fenno and Jane Moore (Street) Whitman. Married– Luisita Dye on August 12, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Duke University, B.A., 1929, M.A., 1933, Ph.D., 1943. Taught at Citadel (1936-47), Duke(1939-40), Emory(1950-1978). Visiting professor, Davidson College. Member– American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, Industrial Relations Research Association.  Awarded professor emeritus status at Emory on his retirement in 1978. Died October 25, 2003.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Who’s Who online.

Joint Publication(s):

Corporate Earning Power and Market Valuation, 1935-55. Durham, N.C.; Duke University Press 1959.

Investment Timing; the Formula Plan Approach. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1953.

Marketing Management; a Quantitative Approach. New York; Simmons-Boardman, 1964.

Joint Editor:

Essays in Southern Economic Development. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina, 1964.

WICKS, CHARLES BEAUMONT, 1907-1986.

Biography:

Professor of French. Born– October 21, 1907, in Port Washington, N.Y. Parents– Charles Hamilton and Eva Lucille (Crum) Wicks. Married– Florence Henderickson on July 15, 1929. Children– Three. Education– Wesleyan University, Conn., A.B., 1929; Johns Hopkins, Ph.D., 1935; University of Paris; University of Madrid; University of Mexico. Taught at Wesleyan, 1932-1934; Johns Hopkins, 1934-1935; University of Alabama, 1935-1975. Fulbright scholar to France. Member– American Association of Teachers of French, Modern Language Association, Alabama Education Association, Phi Beta Kappa.  Died January 1986.

Source:

Who’s Who in America.

Publication(s):

Charles-Guillaume Etienne, Dramatist and Publicist (1777-1845). Baltimore; Johns Hopkins Press, 1940.

The Parisian Stage; Alphabetical Index of Plays and Authors. 5 vols. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1950-1979.

WICKSTROM, JEAN CAROLE, 1942-

Biography:

Teacher, journalist. Born– December 9, 1942, Ishpeming, Mich. Parents– Walter W. and Katherine N. Wickstrom. Married– Curtis Liles. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1964. Taught home economics at Oxford secondary schools, four years. Food editor, Southern Living and Progressive Farmer, 1972-. Member– American Home Economics Association, Alabama Home Economic Association, Birmingham Home Economists in Business.

Source:

Personalities of the South; Dinner and Supper Cookbook; Alabama Public Library Service; Birmingham Public Library.

Publication(s):

Chicken Cookbook. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1976.

Party Snacks Cookbook. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1974.

Salads Cookbook. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1975.

Compiler:

Casseroles Cookbook. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1974.

The Dinner and Supper Cookbook. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1977.

Our Best Recipes, Vol. 3. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1978.

WIER, ALLEN, 1946-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– September 9, 1946, in San Antonio, Tex. Parents– Ralph A. and George Ann (Marrs) Wier. Married– Dara Dixon, April 2, 1969. Education– Baylor University, B.A., 1968. Louisiana State University, M.A., 1970; Bowling Green State University, M.F.A., 1974. Yard clerk, Kansas City Southern Railroad, 1966-1967; laborer, All-Texas Ranch Supply, Waco, Tex., 1967-1968. Teacher at Longwood College, Va., 1970-1972; Carnegie Mellon University, 1974-1975; Hollins College, 1975-1980; University of Alabama, 1980. Published articles in anthologies and periodicals.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 77.

Publication(s):

Blanco. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1978.

Departing as Air. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1983.

A Place for Outlaws. New York; Harper & Row, 1989.

Things About To Disappear; Stories. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1978.

Voicelust… Lincoln; University of Nebraska, 1985.

WIER, DARA, 1949-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– December 30, 1949, in New Orleans, La. Parents– Arthur Joseph and Grace (Barrios) Dixon. Married– Allen Wier, April 2, 1969. Education– Louisiana State University; Longwood College; Bowling Green State University, M.F.A., 1974. Taught at University of Pittsburgh; Hollins College; University of Alabama. Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1980. Member– Authors Guild of the Authors League of America, Associated Writing Program. President, Associated Writing Program.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 77; Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

All You Have in Common. Pittsburgh; Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1984.

Blood, Hook, & Eye. Austin, Tex.; University of Texas Press, 1977.

The Book of Knowledge. Pittsburgh; Carneigie Mellon University Press, 1988.

The 8-Step Grapevine. Pittsburgh; Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1980.

WIGGINS, SARAH VAN VOORHIS WOOLFOLK, 1934-

Biography:

Historian; professor of history.  Born– Montgomery, Ala., 1934.  Parents–Robert N. and Dixie G. Woolfolk.  Married– Peyton N. Wiggins, November 25, 1967  (died 1974). Children– One. Education– Huntingdon College, B.A., 1956; Louisiana State University, M.A., 1958, Ph.D., 1965. Taught at South Seminary Junior College 1959-1961; University of Alabama, 1961-. Editor Alabama Review, 1976-. Member– Alabama State Capitol Preservation Commission, American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians. Awarded emerita status on her retirement from the University.

Source:

Director of American Scholars; Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

Love and Duty:  Amelia and Josiah Gorgas and their Family. University of Alabama Press, 2005.

The Scalawag in American Politics, 1865-1881. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.

Editor;

The Journals of Josiah Gorgas, 1857-1878.

The Journals of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827-1835.  University of Alabama, 2014.

Compiler:

From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama, 1860-1960. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1986.

WILDMAN, JOHN HAZARD, 1911-1982

Biography:

Literary scholar; university professor; novelist;poet.  Born– January 22, 1911, in Mobile, Ala. Parents– Alexander James and Rachel Greene (Whitaker) Wildman. Education– Brown University, B. Ph., 1933, M.A., 1934, Ph.D., 1937. Taught at Brown University, 1937-1940; Louisiana State University, 1940-1942, 1945-1980. U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member– Phi Beta Kappa, American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Died March 23, 1982.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

Publication(s):

Anthony Trollope’s England. Providence, R.I.; Brown University, 1940.

Fever, A Novel. New York; Exposition Press, 1953.

Forgotten Land, Another Look; Poems. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1966.

Peter Marvell. Boston; Bruce Humantities, 1952.

Rebirth and the Road to Vigor; the Renewal of Old Louisville… Louisville; Urban Renewal and Community Development Agency, 1966.

Sing No Sad Songs; a Novel. New York; Exposition Press, 1955.

Sun on the Night; Poems. New York; Sheed and Ward, 1962.

Papers:

The papers of John Hazard Wildman are held by the Special Collections Department at

WILES, DAVID KIMBALL, 1942-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– February 23, 1942, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents– Kimball and Hilda (Long) Wiles. Married– Marilyn McCall, December 31, 1964. Children– Two. Education– Florida State University, B.S., 1964; University of Florida, M.Ed., 1967, Ed.D., 1969. Taught at University of Florida; Ontario Institute for the Study of Education; Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Member– American Education Research Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa, and editorial board, Educational Forum.

Source:

Leaders in Education, 5th ed., Who’s Who in the Midwest.

Publication(s):

Changing Perspectives in Educational Research. Worthington, Ohio; C. A. Jones Pub. Co., 1972.

Energy, Winter, and Schools; Crisis and Decision Theory. Lexington, Mass.; Lexington Books, 1979.

Political Interpretations of Educational Administration. New York; Arno Press, 1977.

Practical Politics for School Administrators. Boston; Allyn and Bacon, 1981.

WILKERSON, WALTER THOMAS (THOM), 1938-

Biography:

Born– October 10, 1938, in Boaz, Ala. Married– Betty Sue Varney. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama; University of South Florida, B.A. Worked as butcher, mail clerk, newspaper reporter and editor, bank teller and officer. Press relations manager, Barnett Banks of Florida. Editorial staff, Gadsden Times, Birmingham Post-Herald, Ocala (Florida) Star Banner. Editor, Barnett Action, corporate magazine for Barnett Banks.

Source:

Alabama Public Library Service; To the Port Beyond; SCRIPSIT.

Publication(s):

Boaz. Tampa, Fla.; American Studies Press, 1982.

Song of the Ocarina; a Book of Verse. New York; Vantage Press, 1965.

To the Port Beyond. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1965.

WILKES, WILLIAM PUGH, 1880-1967

Biography:

Baptist clergyman. Born– March 14, 1880, in Josie Beat, Pike County, Ala. Parents– William Henry and Susannah Missouri Lawson Pugh.  Married– Mamie Tupper Powell, September 3, 1909.  Children–five. Education– Howard College; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.D. Ordained, July 15, 1906, First Baptist Church, Troy. Pastor, Brownwood, Tex.; served churches in Mobile, Cullman, Decatur, Opelika, Centreville and Blountville. Member– State Baptist Executive Board, Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, trustee, Howard and Judson Colleges.  Died January 23, 1967.

Source:

Biographical Dictionary of Alabama Baptists; Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

An Alabama Boy, 1880-1902. Troy, Ala.; s.n., 1954?

Chasing an Education. Troy, Ala.; s.n., 1955.

Compiler:

Biographical Dictionary of Alabama Baptists, 1920-1947. Opelika, Ala.; Post Pub. Co., s.d.

WILKINS, BENJAMIN HARRISON, SR., 1856-1941

Biography:

Businessman. Born– April 4, 1856, in St. Mary’s Parish, La. Parents– Richard Augustus and Margaret Adams (Minge) Wilkins. Lived in Virginia, 1860-1870; moved to Selma, Ala. Education– private tutors and Richmond schools. Married– Mattie Kent. Children– One. Married– Janie B. Weeden in 1898. Children– One. Married– Mary D. McDavid Foster of Florence. Employed as bank messenger and as jobber. Commissioned a captain in Alabama National Guard; served twenty years. Operated overalls manufacturing plant, Nashville, 1892; established the Tennessee Overalls Company, Tullahoma, 1905.

Source:

Encyclopedia of American Biography, New Series, Vol. 15.

Publication(s):

War Boy; a True Story of the Civil War and Reconstruction Days. Tullahoma, Tenn.; Wilson Brothers, 1938.

WILLBERN, YORK, 1915-

Biography:

Professor. Born– December 29, 1915, in Runge, Tex. Parents– David York and Berta (Young) Willbern. Education– Southwestern Texas State College, A.B., 1934; University of Texas, A.M., 1938; Ph.D., 1943. Married– Johnne Bryant, December 25, 1937. Children– Two. Taught high school in Texas, 1939-1942; North Texas State College, 1942-1943; University of Alabama, 1946-1957; Indiana University, 1957-; editor-in-chief, Public Adminstration Review, 1956-1958. Visiting professor at Duke, Columbia, Syracuse, University of Texas, Lewis and Clark, Portland State, and Victoria University in New Zealand. Chaired the administrative committee of the Southern Regional Training Program for Public Administration, 1949-1957; director, urban observation project, National League of Cities, 1968-1974; chaired, Indiana Housing Board, 1975-1977.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1982-1983.

Publication(s):

Cities and Riverfront Lands. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1947.

Unigov; Local Government Reorganization in Indianapolis. S.l.; s.l., 197-.

The Withering Away of the City. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1964.

Joint Publication(s):

Growth and Change at Indiana University; Report of the University Study Committee. Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University Study Committee, 1966.

Compiler:

Technical Assistance to Alabama Governments; a Directory, 1949. University, Ala.; s.n., 1949.

Contributor:

Public Administration and Policy Formation; Studies in Oil, Gas, Banking, River Development and Corporate Investigations. Austin, Tex.; University of Texas, 1956.

Metropolitan Issues–Social, Governmental, Fiscal; Background Papers for the Third Annual Faculty Seminar on Metropolitan Research, August 20-30, 1961. Syracuse, N.Y.; Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1962.

WILLIAMS, ANNIE LAURIE, 1861-1932

Biography:

Teacher. Born– December 13, 1861, in Montgomery, Ala. Education– private schools. First elementary worker, Baptist Sunday School Board. Author of first book on Southern Baptist training course featuring an elementary department. Adapted room, equipment, and lessons to needs of children. Superintendent, primary department, Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham; Field worker, Sunday School Board, 1909-1932.

Source:

Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists.

Publication(s):

Plans and Programs. Nashville; Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1918.

Message of the Season. Nashville; Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Contention, s.d.

Lesson Building for Sunday School Teachers. Nashville; Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, s.d.

WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN BURFORD, 1923-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– April 28, 1923, in New York City. Married– Marilyn. Children– Four. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1948, M.A., 1950; Vanderbilt, Ph.D., 1971. Grew up in Mobile, Ala. Taught at University of Alabama, Mobile, 1950; Vanderbilt, 1950-1952; Martin College, 1952-1953; University of Alabama, Montgomery, 1957-1971; Auburn University, Montgomery, 1971-. Member– Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars.

Publication(s):

A Literary History of Alabama; the Nineteenth Century. Rutherford, N.J.; Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1979.

Joint Arthur; Governors of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Journal & Advertiser, 1984.

The Role of the Senate in Alabama History. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1978.

Editor:

Sketches of Mobile. Selma, Ala.; B.A. Reynolds, 1971.

WILLIAMS, BESS BRADFORD, 1887-1966?

Biography:

Journalist. Born– 1887 in Huntingdon, Tenn. Married– Edd O. Bradford, 1906?. Children– One. Education– in East Tennessee. Wrote column “Coffee Break” for Albertville Herald and Sand Mountain Reporter.

Source:

Mrs. Spurgeon Fricks, Albertville Public Library.

Publication(s):

Coffee Break. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

WILLIAMS, BILLY LEE, 1938-

Biography:

Baseball player. Born– June 15, 1938, in Whistler, Mobile County, Ala. Parents– Frank and Jessie Mary Williams. Married– Shirley Williams, February 25, 1960. Children– Four. Education– Mobile County Training School. Played baseball, minor leagues, 1956-1960; Chicago Cubs, 1961-1974; Oakland Athletics, 1974-. National League’s Rookie of the Year, 1961; National League’s Player of the Year, 1970; Major League’s Player of the Year, 1972. Played in six All-Star games. Established National League record, most consecutive games played, 1117.

Source:

Who’s Who among Black Americans; Billy, the Classic Hitter.

Joint Publication(s):

Billy, the Classic Hitter. New YorK; Rand-McNally, 1974.

Iron Man. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1970.

WILLIAMS, CHARLES BRAY, 1869-1952

Biography:

Minister, teacher. Born– June 15, 1869, in Shiloh, N.C. Parents– Simeon Walston and Mary (Bray) Williams. Married– Alice Julia Owen, January 2, 1899. Children– Three. Married– Lucile Adams Bruner, December 26, 1925. Married– Edith Stallings, August 26, 1934. Children– One. Education– Wake Forest College, A.B., 1891; Crozier Seminary, B.D., 1901; University of Chicago, A.M., 1908, Ph.D., 1909. Baptist pastor in Chester, Pa.; Texarkana, and Rockdale, Tex.; Shiloh, N.C. Taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Mercer University. Managing Editor, Southwestern Journal of Theology, 1917-1919. President, Howard College, 1919-1921.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3.

Publication(s):

Baylor Bible School Lectures; Delivered at the Mid-Winter School, January, 1907. Waco Tex.; Baylor University Press, 1907.

Citizens of Two Worlds, and Other Sermons. New York; Fleming H. Revell, 1919.

A Commentary on the Pauline Epistles. Chicago; Moody Press, 1953.

The Evolution of New Testament Christology. Boston; R. G. Badger, 1928.

The Function of Teaching in Christianity. Nashville; Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1912.

A History of the Baptists in North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.; Edwards & Broughton, 1901.

Introduction to Christian Ethics. Kansas City, Mo.; Western Baptist Pub. Co., 1925.

An Introduction to New Testament Literature. Kansas City, Mo.; Western Baptist Pub. Co., 1929.

New Testament History and Literature. Kansas City, Mo.; Western Baptist Pub. Co., 1917.

The New Testament in the Language of the People. Boston; B. Humphries, Inc., 1937.

The Participle in the Book of Acts. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1909.

WILLIAMS, CLANTON WARE, 1904-1975

Biography:

Teacher. Born– June 13, 1904, in Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Clanton Ware and Tallulah Hart (McGehee). Married– Claudine Payne, July 25, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Davidson, A.B., 1927; University of Alabama, A.M., 1928, LLD. and L.H.D., 1974; Vanderbilt, Ph.D., 1938; Alabama Polytechnic Institute; University of Chicago. Taught at Barnes School, Montgomery; Ashville, N.C; University of Alabama, 1929-1955; University of Houston, vice-president for academic affairs, 1955; president, 1956-1961. Consultant, 1960-1963, U S. Air Force; Dept. of Health, Education, & Welfare; NASA. Chief educational advisor, Agency for International Development in India, 1963-1967; coordinator of instruction, International Education in Pakistan, 1967-1969. Executive Director, Alabama Commission on Higher Education, 1970-1973.

Source:

Who’s Who in America.

Publication(s):

The Early History of Montgomery and Incidentally of the State of Alabama. University, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1979.

The Gist of English History. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1933.

Ideologies in Conflict. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Air Command and Staff School, Air University, 1951.

The Topical History of Britain. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1936. (Revision of The Gist of English History).

Uncle Sam; a Short History of the United States of America, with Some Interpretations. London; W. Heinemann, Ltd., 1944.

WILLIAMS, DANIEL T., 1935-

Biography:

Librarian. Born– September 20, 1935, in Miami, Fla. Education– West Virginia State College, B. S., 1956; University of Illinois, M.S., 1957. Librarian, Tuskegee Institute, 1957-. Member– American, Catholic and Alabama Library Associations.

Source:

Who’s Who in Library Science.

Publication(s):

The Freedom Rides; a Bibliography, 1961. Tuskegee, Ala.; Hollis Burke Frissell Library, Tuskegee Institute, 1962.

The University of Mississippi & James H. Meredith; a Bibliography. Tuskegee, Ala.; H. B. Frissell Library, Tuskegee Institute., 1963?

Joint Compiler:

The Black Muslims in the United States; a Selected Bibliography. Tuskegee, Ala.; H. B. Frissell Library, Tuskegee Institute, 1964.

Eight Negro Bibliographies. New York; Kraus Reprint Co., 1970.

WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS FREDERICK, 1927-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– July 23, 1927, in Laurium, Mich. Education– Northern Michigan University, B.A., 1950; University of Michigan, M.A., 1953; University of Texas, Ph.D., 1970; AYI Fellow, University of Texas, 1957-1958. Taught at high schools in Michigan, 1950-1953; Northern Michigan University, 1963-1965; National Teachers College, Uganda, 1965-1967; Auburn University, 1970-. Member– American Association of Community Colleges, National Society for the Study of Education, Phi Delta Kappa.

Source:

Leaders in Education; Personalized Faculty Development.

Joint Publication(s):

Personalized Faculty Development; Rationale, Application and Evaluation. Bear Creek, Ala.; CESCO, 1979.

WILLIAMS, GEORGE KENDRICK, 1930-

Biography:

Lawyer. Born– February 16, 1930, in Greenville, Ala. Parents– John Robbins and Myra Lou (Ware) Williams. Married– Doris Karen Toftoy, 1954. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1954, J.D., 1956. Admitted to bar, 1956; practiced before U.S. Supreme Court, 1975. Partner, Camp, Williams and Spurrier and Rice, 1975-. Member– Board of Appeals, Alabama Industrial Relations Dept.; special assistant attorney general, twice; special counselor, Alabama Real Estate Commission; Democratic Executive Committee, Huntsville.

Source:

Who’s Who in American Law.

Publication(s):

Alabama Supplement to Modern Real Estate Practices. Chicago; Real Estate Ed. Co., 1978.

Joint Publication(s):

Alabama Study Guide for Real Estate Fundamentals. Chicago; Real Estate Education Co., 1986.

WILLIAMS, HANK, JR., 1949-

Biography:

Singer. Born– May 26, 1949, in Shreveport, La. Parents– Hank and Audrey Williams. Married– Gwen Yeargain. Children– One. Married– Beck White. Toured with Audrey Williams’ Caravan of Stars; appeared in musical shows and film “My Cheating Heart”; recorded songs.

Source:

Who’s Who in America.

Joint Publication(s):

Living Proof; an Autobiography. New York; Putnam, 1979.

WILLIAMS, HERBERT LEE, 1918-

Biography:

Teacher. Born June 1, 1918, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– William Percy and Lucy (Cowan) Williams. Married– Mary Elizabeth Roberts in 1948. Children– Three. Education– Murray State College, B.A., 1940; University of Mississippi, M.A., 1941, Ph.D., 1955. Taught at Boston University, 1949-1951; University of Mississippi, 1951-1954; Michigan State University, 1954-1956; Memphis State University, 1956-. Established Dept. of Journalism, Memphis State University, 1956. Researcher for Harry S. Truman’s Truman’s Memoirs, May-December, 1954.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 1R; Who’s Who in America.

Publication(s):

The Newspaperman’s President; Harry S. Truman. Chicago; Nelson-Hall, 1984.

No Room for Doubt. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1976.

Joint Publication(s):

Newspaper Organization and Management. Ames; Iowa State College Press, 1955.

Contributor:

Modern Journalism. New York; Pitman Pub. Co., 1962.