Clergyman, university professor. Born– June 5, 1928, Bessemer. Parents– Milton and Elaine (Hood) Brown. Married– Anne Marie Cochran, April 1, 1950. Children– Two. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.A., 1950; Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, B.D., 1954; Duke University, Ph.D., 1959. Ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church and served as pastor of a church in Bardstown, Ky.; taught at Duke University, 1955-1958; chaplain and assistant professor of religion at Washington & Lee University, 1958-1960; and at Southwestern at Memphis after 1960. Member National Association of Biblical Instructors; Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis; American Association of University Professors.


Contemporary Authors online


The Authentic Writings of Ignatius. Durham, N.C.; Duke University Press, 1963.


Studies in the History and Text of the New Testament. Salt Lake City; University of Utah Press, 1967.



Writer, translator, editor, publisher. Born– September 11, 1952, Florence. Parents– Ford M. and Gloria P. Brown. Education– University of Alabama in Birmingham; University of Houston Graduate School; Harvard Extension School.  Served as a writer-in-residence for Birmingham City middle schools and at the Living Learning Center at Indiana University. Director of Old Town Music Hall Music/Reading series on Morris Avenue in Birmingham. Founder of Thunder City Press; editor and publisher of the Thunder Mountain Review. Contributed articles to Rolling Stone, the Mid-Atlantic Review, and Washington Book Review. Translated Spanish and Latin American authors.


Poet & Writer, 1977, and Steven Ford Brown.


Against the Old Propellers of the Twilight. Atlanta; Stone Gargoyle, 1977.

Apples That Are Mirrors, Mirrors That Are Apples. Huntington Beach, Calif; Burning Wind Press, 1979.

Coast To Coast Monuments; Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Man Alone Publications, 1972.

Erotic Mask; 18 Prose Poems. Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; Lunchroom Press, 1983.

Growing Flowers By Candlelight in Hotel Rooms. Birmingham, Ala.; Man Alone Publications, 1972.

Learning To Live Without You; Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Man Alone Publications, 1972.

A New Beginning; Poems. Steele, Ala.; Transcend, 1973.

Notes From the Unconscious. Fairbury, Neb.; Southeast Community College, 1981.

Songs of the Last Light; Eleven Prose Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Thunder City Press, 1979.

Song of The Last Light; Eleven Prose Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Man Alone Publications, 1972.

Song of the Last Light; Five Prose Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Thunder City Press, 1977.

Thunder City Poems, 1975-76. Birmingham, Ala.; Thunder City Press, 1976.


Contemporary Literature in Birmingham; an Anthology. Birmingham, Ala.; Thunder City Press/Birmingham Public Library, 1983.

Heart’s Invention; On The Poetry of Vassar Millen. Houston; Ford-Brown and Co., 1988.

Invited Guest:  An Anthology of Twentieth Century Southern Poetry.  Charlottesville:  University Press of Virginia, 2001.

One More River to Cross:  The Selected Poetry of John Beecher.  Montgomery:  New South Books, 2003.



Political scientist; university professor. Born–1964, Utah.  Parents– Thomas E. and Marilyn Jensen Brown.  Married; children–seven.  B.A., Brigham Young University, 1991; University of Virginia, M.A., 1995; Ph. D., 1998. .  Professor of political science at Auburn, 1998-. Published articles in many scholarly journals. Received the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression, awarded by the National Communication Association, 2005; National Faculty of the Year Award from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2006.


Auburn University Website.


John McKinley and the Antebellum Supreme Court:  Circuit Riding in the Old Southwest.  University of Alabama Press, 2o12.

Trumping Religion:  The New Christian Right, the Free Speech Clause, and the Courts. University of Alabama Press, 2002.




Military officer; design engineer. Born– September 21, 1926, Banks. Parents–William Lewis and Nancy Bama Henderson Brown. Married– Bobby Jean Green. Children– Two. Education– Troy High School, 1944. University of Oklahoma, Masters degree in engineering, 1964.  Served in U.S. Army, 1944-46; linesman for United Telephone and Telegraph, Brundidge, 1947-50; Commissioned in U.S. Air Force, June, 1950; served as B-59 pilot and was shot down over North Korea, January 13, 1953; spent the next 32 months in Chinese prisons. Rose in rank to major; retired in 1968.  Chief Engineer, Metric Systems Corporation,  Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 1969-80; in private practice in Guntersville after 1980. Published articles in professional journals. Member Air Commando Association; Retired Officers Association; Reserve Officers Association.  Awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Prisoner of War Medal.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Endless Hours. New York; Norton, 1961.



Military officer; historian; university professor. Born– December 20, 1900, Beverly, Mass. Parents– Robert James and Margaret McAlden Brown. Married–Virginia Crosby Rourk, 1929; married Martha Stennis, June 2, 1949. Education– Phillips Andover Academy; University of Alabama, B.A., 1955, M.A., 1957, Ph.D., 1963. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1917-1953; served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean Conflict. Retired with rank of Major General, 1953. Awarded twenty-seven medals, including the Silver Star, by the Marine Corps. Associate professor of history at the University of Alabama, 1957-1968. Articles published in Army, Navy, and Marine Corps publications. Died December 13, 1968.


Mrs. Wilburt Scott Brown, Tuscaloosa.


The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1969.


A collection of the papers of General Wilburt Scott Brown is held by the U.S.Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, Virginia. The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds some of his materials, including  a transcript of an oral history interview with General Brown.



Historian and essayist. Born– April 24, 1868, Marion. Parents– William Richard and Mary Cogswell (Parish) Brown. Education– Howard College, A.B., 1886; Harvard University, A.B., 1891, A.M., 1892. Taught at Marion Military Institute, 1888-89. Assistant in the Harvard Library, 1893-1901; appointed Deputy Keeper of University Records, 1896; lecturer in American history, 1901-1902; editorial writer for Harper’s Weekly, 1908. Died October 20, 1913.


Marquis Who’s Who online


Andrew Jackson. Boston; Houghton, 1900.

The Foe of Compromise and Other Essays. New York; Macmillan, 1903.

A Gentleman of the South. New York; Macmillan, 1903.

Golf. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1902.

A History of Alabama. New York; University Publishing Co., 1900.

Life of Oliver Ellsworth. New York; Macmillan, 1905.

The Lower South in American History. New York; Macmillan, 1902.

The New Politics & Other Papers. Boston; Houghton, 1914.

Official Guide to Harvard University. Cambridge; Harvard University, 1899.

Stephen Arnold Douglas. Boston; Houghton, 1902.

Virginia; a History of the People. New York; s.n., 1903.

Prophetic Voices about America.  Boston, 1908.


The papers of William Garrott Brown are held by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.



Broun, William Le Roy

BROWNE, DUNNE (Pseudonym)


De Leon, Thomas Cooper



Scholar of popular culture; University professor; editor. Born– January 15, 1922, Millport. Parents– Garfield and Anne Browne. Married–(1) Olwyn Carmen Orde (died 1964); (2) Alice Pat Matthews, August 1, 1965. Children–Three. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1943; Columbia University, M.A., 1947; University of California at Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1956. Military service:  U.S. Army, 1943-46. Instructor of English at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1947-50; University of Maryland, 1956-60; Purdue University, 1960-67; professor of popular culture, Bowling Green State University, 1967-1992. Founder of the Center for Popular Culture and the Popular Writers Hall of Fame and Museum; editor of Journal of Popular Culture, Journal of American Culture,  and Journal of Regional Cultures. Contributed to many professional journals and anthologies. Founder/member Popular Culture Association, American Culture Association, and other professional associations.  Named a Distinguished University Professor at Bowling Green University, 1977, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus on his retirement in 1992. Died October 22, 2009.


Contemporary Authors online.


Against Academia: The History of the Popular Culture Association. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1989.

The Alabama Folk Lyric; a Study in Origins and Media Disseminations. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1979.

Folk Beliefs and Practices from Alabama.  University of California Press, 1958.

Heroes and Humanities:  Detective Fiction and Culture.  Bowling Green University, 1986.

Lincoln Lore. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1975.

The Many Tongues of Literacy.  Bowling Green University, 1992.

Melville’s Drive to Humanism. Lafayette, Ind.; Purdue University Press, 1971.

A Night with the Hants and Other Alabama Folk Experiences. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1976.

Objects of Special Devotion; Fetishism in Popular Culture. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1981.

Popular Abstracts.  Bowling Green University. 1978.

Rituals and Ceremonies in Popular Culture.  Bowling Green University, 1981.

The Spirit of Australia; the Crime Fiction of Arthur W. Upfield. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1988.


The Burke-Paine Controversy. New York; Harcourt, 1963.

The Celtic Cross. Layfayette, Ind.; Purdue University Studies, 1964.

Challenges In American Culture. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1970.

Contemporary Heroes and Heroines. Detroit; Gale Research, 1990.

Continuities in Popular Culture.  Bowling Green, 1993.

Crises on Campus. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1970.

Critical Approaches to American Literature. New York; Crowell, 1965.

Dominant Symbols in Popular Culture.  Bowling Green University, 1987.

Forbidden Fruits:  Taboos and Tabooism in Culture.  Bowling Green University, 1978.

Frontiers of American Culture. Purdue University Studies. 1968.

Heroes of Popular Culture.  Bowling Green 1972.

Icons of Popular Culture.  Bowling Green, 1970 (2nd ed., 1972).

The Indian Doctor: Frontier Pharmacology.  Indiana Historical Society, 1964.

Mark Twain’s Quarrel with Heaven, “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven” and Other Sketches. New Haven, Conn.; College and University Press, 1969.

New Voices in American Studies. Lafayette, Ind.; Purdue University Studies, 1966.

Popular Culture & Curricula. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1969.

Popular Culture and the Expanding Consciousness.  Wiley, 1973.

The Popular Culture Explosion.  William C. Brown, 1972.

Themes and Directions in American Literature.  Purdue University Studies, 1969.

Teach In. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1971.


The Defective Detective In Pulps. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1983.


Digging Into Popular Culture …. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1991.

Dimensions of Detective Fiction. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1976.


The Cultures of Celebrations.  Bowling Green, 1994.

Detective as Historian:  History and art in historical crime fiction.  Bowling Green,  2000.

The Global Village: Dead or Alive?  Bowling Green, 1999.

The God Pumpers; Religion in The Electronic Age. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1987.

The Gothic World of Anne Rice.  Bowling Green, 1996.

The Gothic World of Steve King; Landscape of Nightmares. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1987.

Guide to United States Popular Culture.  Bowling Green State University, 2001.

Laws of Our Fathers; Popular Culture and The U.S. Constitution. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1986.

More Tales of The Defective Detective in Pulps. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1985.

Old Sleuth’s Freaky Female Detective; From The Dime Novel. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1990.

Ordinary reactions to extraordinary events.  Bowling Green, 2001.

Pioneers in Popular Culture Studies.  Bowling Green, 1999.

Preview:  Two thousand and one + : Popular culture studies in the future.  Bowling Green 1999.

Rejuvenating the Humanities.  Bowling Green, 1992.

Symbiosis; Popular Culture and Other Fields. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1988.


Papers of Ray B. Browne are held by the Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green University, Ohio.



Historian; University professor; academic administrator. Born– November 12, 1942, Birmingham. Parents– Blaine, Jr. and Annette (Holmes) Brownell. Married– Mardi Taylor, August 21, 1964. Children– Two. Education– Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1965; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1969. Assistant professor, Purdue University, 1969-1974; worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1974-1990; served as professor and department head; Dean of the Graduate School (1978-84); Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences (1984-90). University of North Texas, Provost, 1990-1998; President of Ball State University, 2000-2004. Senior University advisor, University of South Florida, 2006-08. Member of the Birmingham Planning Commission and the Jefferson County Planning & Zoning Commission. Member American Historical Association; Southern Historical Association; American Studies Association. Honors; Awarded senior fellowship from the Institute of Southern History at Johns Hopkins University, 1971.


Contemporary Authors online


Bosses and Reformers. Boston; Houghton, 1973.

The Urban Ethos in the South. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1973.

The Urban South in the Twentieth Century. St. Charles, Mo.; Forum Press, 1974.

Using Microcomputers; a Guidebook. Newbury Park, California; Sage Publications, 1985.


Urban America; from Downtown to No Town. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1979.

The Urban Nation, 1920-1980. New York; Hill & Wang, 1981.


The City in Southern History. Port Washington, N.Y.; Kennikat, 1977.

BROWNING, AL, 1950-2002


Sportswriter. Born–Brewton, Al. Parents– Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Browning. Married– Stacy Browning.  Children–two. Education– Attended Snead State Junior College; University of Alabama, 1973. Sports writer for The Boll Weevil; worked for Standard-Coosa-Thatcher in Chattanooga; sports writer and sports editor for the Tuscaloosa News, 1977-83; sportswriter and editor for the Knoxville (Tennessee) News-Sentinel; free-lance writer for the Columbus (Miss.) Dispatch.  Five first place awards for writing from the Alabama Sportswriters Association, 1974-1975; winner of the Herby Kirby Award, the ASWA’s highest award, 1977 and 1979; Bill Shelton Award, 2002. Died April 25, 2002.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History and SCRIPSIT; obituary, Tuscaloosa News, April 26, 2002


Basic Thoughts in Coaching Baseball. Memphis, Tenn.; Memphis Park Commission, 1974.

Bowl, Bama, Bowl. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1977.

Chomp ‘Em Gators.  Birmingham: Five Points South Press, n.d.

Crimson Coronation.  Birmingham; Five Points South Publishers, 1999.

Kick ‘Em Big Blue:  Memorable Games and Names in Auburn University Football History.  Five Points South, 2001.

On The Run. Nashville; Rutledge Hill Press, 1989.

Snowmen.  Five Points South, 2000.

Third Saturday In October; Tennessee vs. Alabama. Nashville; Rutledge Hill Press, 1987.


Track ‘Em Tigers:  A Full Year of Auburn University Football Trivia.  Five Points South, 2000.


Fantastic:  Pleasant and Not-so-pleasant Memories from a University of Alabama Football Supporter.  Five Points South Press, 1998.

I  Remember Paul “Bear” Bryant; Personal Memories of College Football’s Most Legendary Coach.  Cumberland House, 2001.



Reed, Wendy M.



Professor, college president. Born– April 8, 1856, Troup County, Ga. Parents– Hilery and Catherine (Pruitt) Bruce. Married– Lillie O. Hart. Children– Four. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, A.B.; Baylor University, A.M.; Mercer University, Ph.D.; Trinity University, LL.D. Teacher in Texas schools and colleges; North Texas State Teachers College, president, 1906-1923. Chairman, Texas State Board of Examiners, 1916-1910; President Texas State Teachers Association, 1905.  Awarded status of president emeritus, North Texas State Teachers College, 1923. Honorary LL.D., Trinity University. Died December 30, 1943.


Marquis Who’s Who online


Circles of the Triangle. Denton, Tex.; North Texas State Teachers College, 1932.

Principles & Processes of Education. Dallas; C. A. Bryant Co., 1916.

Some Noteworthy Properties of the Triangle and its Circles. Boston; D.C. Heath, 1903.

Random Verses of W. H. Bruce. Denton, Tex.; North Texas State Teachers College, 1942.


Arithmetic, a Higher Book. Boston; D.C. Heath, 1906.

Arithmentic, a Lower Book. Boston; D.C. Heath, 1906.

The Elements of Plane Geometry. Dallas; Southern Pub. Co., 1910.

The Emergent Man. S.l.; s.n., 1940.



Historian; University professor. Born– September 24, 1908, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Parents– Harry and Hattie (Altland) Brunhouse. Married– Mildred Adams, 1940. Education– Dickinson College, A.B., 1930; University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1936, Ph.D., 1940. Taught history at Dickinson College, 1930-35, University of Pennsylvania, 1935-37; Elizabethtown (NJ) College, 1940-42; Drew University, 1942-68; University of South Alabama, 1968-78.   Member of the American Historical Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died January 21, 1996.


Contemporary Authors online


Counter-Revolution in Pennsylvania, 1776-1790. Los Angeles, Calif.; Octagon Books, 1971.

Frans Blom, Maya Explorer. Alberquerque, N.M.; University of New Mexico Press, 1976.

History of the Carlisle Indian School; a Phase of Government Indian Policy, 1879-1918. Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania, s.d.

In Search of the Maya; the First Archaeologists. University of New Mexico Press, 1973.

Pursuit of the Mayas. Alberquerque, N.M.; University of New Mexico Press, 1975.

Sylvanius G. Morley & the World of the Ancient Mayas. Norman, Okla.; University of Oklahoma Press, 1971.


David Ramsey, 1749-1815; Selections from His Writings. Philadelphia, Pa.; American Philosophical Society, 1965.


Writings on Pennsylvania History. Harrisburg, Pa.; Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1946.



Educator; genealogist. Born–August 12, 1931, Elba. Parents– Fox and Mary (Bailey) Brunson. Married– Nancy Elizabeth Cowart, June 4, 1960. Children– Two. Education– Troy State University, B.S.; Florida State University, master’s degree; qualified for the AA certificate through Auburn University. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Principal of Elba High School for three years, then principal of Hillcrest Elementary School in Enterprise after 1961. Served as probate judge of Coffe County.  Organized the Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society. Died June 3, 2007.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service; obituary, The Southeast Sun, June 8, 2007.


A Backward Look; a History of the Brunson Reunion. S.l.; s.n., 1969.

A History of Blanchard and Allied Families. Enterprise, Ala.; s.n., 1970.

A History of the Brunson Family. Enterprise, Ala.; s.n., 1963.

Pea River Logic; Hand Me Downs From Grandpa’s Trunk. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portal Press, 1986.

Pea River Reflections; Intimate Glimpses of Area Life During Two Centuries. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1975.


A History of Our Cowart Family. Enterprise, Ala.; s.n., 1967.



College professor, dean. Born– September 1, 1909, Mobile. Parents– Charles Augustus and May Leila (Davidson) Brunson. Education– Judson College, A.B., 1935; Teachers College Columbia University, M.A., 1945, Ed.D., 1957. Employed by Judson College; served as director of publicity, 1935-1938, director of admissions and instructor of English, 1938-1942; dean of students, 1942-1946. After 1946, employed by the University of Florida, Coral Gables, as associate dean of women and associate professor of orientation and professor of education, then Dean of Women. Member Association of Collegiate Honor Societies; Southern College Personnel Association; National Association of Deans of Women and other professional associations. Honors; Judson College outstanding alumnae award, 1960; Theta Sigma Phi Community Headliner award for Dade County, Fla., 1963. Died April 20, 1970.


Marquis Who’s Who online


Guidance; an Integrating Process in Higher Education. New York; Teachers College Press, 1959.



Clergyman, teacher. Born– March 21, 1863, Kingstree, S.C. Parents– John P. and Mary Malissa Savage Bryan. Married–Leonora Clayton Howze, 1891.  Children– seven.  Education– University of North Carolina, B.A., 1885; Princeton Theological Seminary, B. D.,  1889. Taught at Gastonia Female Institute, 1884-1885. Supply minister in Birmingham, summer of 1888. Ordained, August 4, 1889.  Pastor, Third Presbyterian Church, 1889-1941. Known as “Brother Bryan” for his service to the poor and homeless. Advocated for prohibition and civil rights. City of Birmingham placed a statue of Brother Bryan by George Bridges in Five Points South. Bryan Mission, Bryan Park,  and Bryan Presbyterian Church in Birmingham were named in his honor.  Elected to the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, 2001.  Died January 28, 1941.



Hunter B. Blakeley’s Religion in Shoes.; bhamwiki


A Collection of My Sermons. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1927.



Football coach. Born–September 11, 1913,  Kingsland, Ark. Parents– Wilson Monroe and Ida (Kilgore) Bryant. Married– Mary Harmon Black, August 3, 1934. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1939.  U. S. Navy, WWII. Served as assistant football coach at the University of Alabama, 1936-1940; assistant football coach at Vanderbilt University 1940-1941; head football coach at the University of Maryland (1945-46), the University of Kentucky (1946-53), and Texas A & M (1954-57); head football coach, University of Alabama, 1958-1983. On his retirement in 1983, held the record as head coach with the most wins (323) in college football.  Won six national championships and 13 conference championships at Alabama.  Honors; Won numerous coaching and citizenship awards, including twelve Southeastern Coach of the Year Awards and three National Coach of the Year awards. The University of Alabama named an athletic hall and stadium in his honor. Statues of Coach Bryant have been placed at the gate to Legion Field in Birmingham and at the entrance to Bryant-Denny Stadium on the UA campus. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan, 1983. Depicted on a U. S. postage stamp, 1996.  Died January 26, 1983.


Who’s Who in America, 1982;


Bear Bryant on Winning Football.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Prentice-Hall, 1983.

Bear: The Hard Life and Good Times of Alabama’s Coach Bear Bryant.  New York:  Bantam, 1975.

Building a Championship Football Team. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1960.


Papers and other memorabilia  of Coach Bear Bryant are held by the Bear Bryant Museum and the Hoole Special Collections Library, both at the University of Alabama.



Teacher, college administrator. Born– December 25, 1905, Leake County, Miss. Parents– James and Dixie (Sanders) Bryant. Married– Betsy A. Mitchell. Children– Two. Education– Alabama State University, B.S., M.Ed.; University of Northern Colorado, Ed.D. Taught in elementary and secondary schools in Alabama and served as a principal for almost twenty years; for seven years, dean of the College of Elementary Education at Alabama State University and for three years chairman of the ASU Department of Mathematics. Retired after serving ten years as the dean of the School of Education at Alabama A & M University at Normal. Died December 7, 1996.


Book jacket to Ole Nell, Momma and Me and personal interview with Clara Roberson Bryant, Huntsville.


Black Leadership Fenced in by Racism. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1974.

Ole Nell, Momma and Me. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1978.

Why I Do Not Like Bussing. New York; Vantage Press, 1973.



Engineer; NASA administrator. Born– December 15, 1925, Ferguson, Miss. Parents– George H. Bucher and Lenora Bucher. Married– Delores C. Belew. Children– Three. Education– Washington University, B.S.; University of Alabama, M.S; Oklahoma State University, Ph.D. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; research contract administrator with the St. Louis Ordnance District of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency; moved to Guntersville in 1956; associated with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville as Deputy Associate Director for Science; served as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Died June 20, 2008.




Physics of the Moon; Selected Topics Concerning Lunar Exploration. Washington, D.C.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965.



Publisher; music teacher. Born– August 31, 1931, Andalusia. Parents– Warren H. and Minnie Lou (Barnes) Brown. Married– William Pettus Buck, March 20, 1954. Children– Two. Education– Florida State University, degree in music education, 1953. Established Buck Publishing Company, 1979, to publish Southern authors. Associate member of the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ.


Buck Publishing Co., Birmingham.


Keeping Cool in Life’s Fires. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode Pub. Co., 1983.


My Country Roads. Birmingham, Ala.; Buck Pub. Co., 1979.



Dentist. Born– January 27, 1928, Birmingham. Parents– Gray Carol and Gladys (Pettus) Buck. Married– Janie Brown, March 20, 1954. Children– Two. Education– Graduated from Birmingham Southern College and from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Served his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery, 1953-1956; private practice in Birmingham; chief of oral surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Published several articles on oral surgery in dental journals. President of the Birmingham District Dental Society.


Buck Publishing Co., Birmingham.


The Buck Family, Virginia.  Buck Publishing Co., 1986.

Taming the Buck. Birmingham, Ala.; Buck Publishing Co., 1979.


Sad Earth, Sweet Heaven: The Diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck. Birmingham, Ala.; Cornerstone Press, 1972.



Singer; songwriter; businessman; author.  Born– Pascagoula, MS, December 25, 1946.  Grew up in Mobile.  Parents– James Delaney and Lorraine Peets Buffett.  Married–Margie Washichek, 1969; Jane Slagsvol, August 27, 1977.  Children-two. Education–McGill Institute, Mobile; Auburn University; University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., 1969.  Writer for Billboard, Nashville, 1971-73.  Moved to Key West in 1973; worked as First Mate on a yacht while he began his career as a singer performing locally; became successful as a recording artist and touring performer. Has released over 30 albums,many platinum or gold. Author of several books; one of only a few authors to place both fiction and nonfiction books on the New York Times best seller list. Founded two restaurant chains, Margaritaville Café and Cheeseburger from Paradise.  Member Greenpeace Foundation, Cousteau Society, Save the Manatee Commission. Awarded the honorary Doctorate of Music  by the University of Miami in 2015.


Contemporary authors online; wikipedia


Daybreak on the Equator.  Random House, 1997.

Parrot Head Handbook.  Universal City CA:  MCI, 1992.

A Pirate Looks at Fifty.  New York:  Random House, 1988.

A Salty Piece of Land.  NY: Little, Brown, 2004.

Swine Not? NY:Little, Brown, 2008.

Tales from Magaritaville.  San Diego:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.

Where is Joe Merchant? New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.


Jolly Mon.  San Diego:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988.

Trouble Dolls. San Diego:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.




Army officer. Born– January 15, 1861, Youngsboro. Parents– Daniel and Susan (Mizell) Bullard. Married– Rose Douglas Brabson (died 1921). Four children. Married– Ella Rieff Wall, 1927.   Education– Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, B.S.; United States Military Academy, graduated 1885; Pennsylvania Military College, D.M.S. Commissioned First Lieutenant, 1892; served on the Mexican Border, in the Spanish-American War and in the Philippines.  Commissioned Major General, 1917.  Commanded the First Infantry Division, World War I.  Commanded the II Corps Area, headquartered at Governors Island, NY, 1919-25. Retired from the United States Army in 1925 at the rank of lieutenant general. Author of a number of articles in magazines, newspapers and military journals. Member and president, American Security League. Received the DSM, 1918. LL.D degree from Columbia University and from Alabama Polytechnic Institute; elected to Alabama Hall of Fame, 1968. Decorated by the Governments of France, Belgium, and Italy. Died September 11, 1947.


Marquis Who’s who online; American National Biography online.


Fighting Generals. Ann Arbor, Mich.; J. W. Edwards, 1944.

Personalities and Reminiscences of the War. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1925.


American Soldiers Also Fought. New York; Longmans, Green, 1936.


The papers of General Robert L. Bullard are held by the Library of Congress.



Writer, tutor, interpreter. Born 1878– Fair Hill Plantation at Boligee, Greene County. Spent her childhood in Mobile and in Washington, D.C. Parents– James Madison and Anna Mary (Garrow) Bullock. Married– George Bullock-Willis, October 3, 1905.  Education– Private tutors; studied in Paris; George Washington University, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and post graduate study; American University, post-graduate study. She and her husband were owners of cotton plantations in Alabama and Mississippi.   Taught French in the Washington area and at times served as interpreter for officers and wives of the French military mission to the United States. An accomplished horsewoman and frequent traveler. Wrote under the pseudonym of Panthea Pendleton. Died April 20, 1965.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service;


Jangle Jingles of Fairies and Flowers; Children’s Poems. New York; Pageant Press, 1957.

Magnolias and Gray Moss; Jingles by a Rhymester. New York; Pageant Press, 1961.

Pat, by Panthea Pendleton. New York; Pageant Press, 1958.

Pawns of Fate.  New York; Vantage Press, 1960.

The Young Virginian and Other Stories. New York; Pageant Press, 1964.



Artist, writer. Born–August 27,  1903, Stillwater, N.Y. Parents–George H. and Emma Bunce.   Married-  Florence Navada McBryde, August 19, 1931. Education– Columbia University; New York School of Design.  Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, WWII.  Supervising draftsman and artist on the TVA-WPA archaeological survey of the Chickamauga Basin and a participant in the National Writers Program that produced the publications  Alabama, A Guide to the Deep South and Tennessee, A Guide to the Volunteer State. Died May 29, 2001.


Authors of Books for Young People, 1964.


Chula, Son of the Mound Builders, New York; Dutton, 1942.

Dragon Prows Westward. New York; Harcourt, 1946.

Freight Train. New York; Putnam, 1954.

Here Comes the School Train. New York; Dutton, 1953.

Horned Snake Medicine; a Story of the Mound Builders. New York; Dutton, 1945.

The Iron Horse Goes to War. Washington, D.C.; School and College Service, Association of American Railroads, 1960.

Son of the Iroquois. Philadephia; MacRae Smith, 1936.

Trails, a Book of Animal Stories. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1935.

Treasure Was Their Quest. New York; Harcourt, 1947.

War Belts of Pontiac. New York; Dutton, 1943.

BURCHARD, ERNEST F., 1875-1961

Biography: Geologist. Born– May 20, 1875, Independence, Kan. Parents– George W. and Alice (Boyd) Burchard. Married– Frances Elizabeth Baker, June 18, 1910. Education– Northwestern University, B.S., M.S.; University of Alabama, Sc.D., 1935. Mining geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and with various state geological surveys, including Alabama; senior geologist for the Geological Survey of Alabama, 1945-1961.

Source: Marquis who’s who online


Bauxite in Northeastern Mississippi. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1925.

The Brown Iron Ores of the Western Highland Rim, Tennessee, 1934. Nashville; s.n., 1934.

The Brown Iron Ores of West-Middle Tennessee. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1927. The Cement Industry in Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1940.

Iron-bearing Deposits in Bossier, Caddo, and Webster Parishes, Louisiana. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1915.

Iron Ore in Cass, Marion, Morris, and Cherokee Counties, Texas. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1915.

Iron Ore in the Red Mountain Formation in Greasy Cove, Alabama.  U. S. Geological Survey, 1933.

Iron Ore Outcrops of the Red Mountain Formation in Northeast Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1947.

Iron Ores, Fuels, and Fluxes of the Birmingham District, Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1910.

Lancaster-Mineral Point Folio, Wisconsin-Iowa-Illinois. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1907.

Manganiferious & Ferruginous Chert in Perry & Lewis Counties, Tennessee. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1943.

Marble Resources of Southeastern Alaska.  U.S. Geological Survey, 1920. Our Mineral Supplies, 1919. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1919.

Portland Cement Materials & Industry in the United States. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1913.

The Red Iron Ores of East Tennessee, Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia. Nashville; Brandon Printing Co., 1913.

Russellville Brown Iron Ore District, Franklin County, Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1960.

The Stone Industry in 1911. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, 1912.

Structural Materials. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1910.



Journalist; advertising executive. Born– August 19, 1901, Opelika. Parents– August and Margaret (Meadors) Burghard. Married– Lois Baker. Children– Two. Education– Attended Mercer University, 1921-1925; Northwestern University, 1937-1939; Emory University, 1941; University of North Carolina, 1942-1943. Began his career with the Ft. Lauderdale News; worked with the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; president of August Burghard Advertising, Inc.; senior vice president of Campbell-Dickey Advertising, Inc.; director of the Everglades Bank and the Lauderdale Memorial Gardens. Honors; Silver Medal from the Advertising Federation of American and Printers’ Ink, 1959. Died August 3, 1987.


Contemporary Authors online


Alligator Alley, Florida’s Most Controversial Highway. S.l.; Lanman, 1969.

America’s First Family, the Savages of Virginia. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1974.

The Days of Our Years; are Three Score and Ten –. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; First Presbyterian Church, 1982.

The Fabulous Fin. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; s.n., 1979.

From $2,512.00 to a Billion Plus. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Wake Brooke House, 1977.

Half a Century in Florida. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Manatee Books, 1982.

History, Lauderdale Yacht Club. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1978.

Mrs. Frank Stranahan, Pioneer. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Historical Society of Fort Lauderdale, 1968.

My Early Days in Florida from 1905. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Wake Brooke Book Co., 1975.

Nova University; the First Ten Years. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Nova University Press, 1975.

The Story of Frederick C. Peters. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Tropical Press, 1972.

Watchie-Esta/Hutie. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Historical Society of Fort Lauderdale, 1960.


Checkered Sunshine; the Story of Fort Lauderdale, 1793-1955. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1966.



Teacher. Born– October 5, 1916, Hartselle. Parents– Chester Irvin and Lucia Davenport (Barcliff) Lee. Married– Carl Theodore Burkart. Children– Four. Education– Alabama College at Montevallo, degree in public school music, 1938. Taught in Hanceville for three years. Active in the Lutheran Woman’s Missionary League. Died February 9, 2007.


Mammy Barcliff’s Scrapbook; Obituary, Cullman Times, February 10, 2007.


Lucia Lee’s Clippings, 2 vols. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath, 1983.

Mammy Barcliff’s Scrapbook. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath, 1982.



University professor of dairy science, editor. Born– January 1893, Wheeling, W.Va. Parents– Thomas Carrol and Anna (Little) Burke. Married– Marguerite Oltcalt, February 1, 1921. Education– University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1916; Ohio State University, M.S., 1920, additional study, 1927-1929. Dairy inspector in Huntington, W.Va., 1916-1917; taught at Ohio State University, 1919-1920, Oklahoma A & M University, 1920-1929, and Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1929-1946. Member of the American Dairy Science Association, Alabama Dairy Products Association, and the International Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers. Technical editor for the Milk Dealer and for the Ice Cream Review. Died August 16, 1950.


Marquis who’s who online


Practical Dairy Tests; a Manual for Students and Those Interested in the Practical Testing of Dairy Products. Milwaukee, Wisc.; Olsen Publishing Co., 1929.

Practical Dairy Tests and Fundamentals of Dairying. Milwaukee, Wisc.; Olsen Publishing Co., 1935.

Practical Ice Cream Making and Practical Mix Tables. Milwaukee, Wisc.; Olsen Publishing Co., 1933.

Practical Manufacture of Cultured Milks and Kindred Products. Milwaukee, Wisc.; Olsen Publishing Co., 1938.



Literary scholar; University professor. Born– May 4, 1942, Buffalo, N.Y. Education– Boston College, A.B., 1967; Northwestern University, M.A., 1968; University of California in Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1974. Taught English at the University of California in San Diego, 1973-1974, and at the University of Alabama after 1974. Director of undergraduate studies in English. Essays published in several periodicals and anthologies.  Editor of The Iris Murdoch Newsletter, 1991-94.


Jacket to The Unknown Samuel Johnson; Directory of American Scholars, 1982.


From Home and Abroad:  American and British Writers in Philadelphia, 1800-1910. Lanham, Md.:  University Press of America, 1995.


Signs and Symbols in Chaucer’s Poetry. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1981.

The Unknown Samuel Johnson. Madison; University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.



University professor. Born– Demopolis, July 8, 1879. Parents– Malcolm and Annie Burke. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1899; Harvard University, A.B., 1901; University of Munich, Ph.D., 1908. Taught Greek at the University of Alabama, 1901-1905, 1908-1917. 1st Lt., Corps of Interprs, WWI. Served in the U.S. Consular Service in Hamburg, Germany. Died March 20, 1963.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service;


De Apollinaries Sidonii Codice Nondum Tractate Remensi…. Munich, Germany; Dastner & Callwey, 1911.

Versiculi. New York; s.n., 1915.



Architect, university professor. Born– January 23, 1894, Leipzig, Germany. Parents– Ernest and Emma (Heilmann) Burkhardt. Married– Varian Carpenter. Children– Three. Education– Washington State University, B.S.; Columbia University, M.S. Taught in the architecture department at Auburn University and served as the acting head of the department, 1929-1964.  Served as district officer for Alabama of the Historic American Buildings Survey, 1933-1937 and 1970-1972; restoration consultant for the Alabama Division of Parks and Historic Sites, 1970-1972. Honors; Medalist in the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, first medal, XV Paris Prize, 1922; Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama Historical Commission, 1975. Died March 13, 1977.


Who’s Who in America, 1976.


Alabama Ante-bellum Architecture; a Scrapbook View from the 1930s. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Commission, 1976.



Historian; professor of history; college administrator.  Professor of History at the University of Mobile; Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Dean, Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs.  Member Alabama Historical Association.


Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandist:  Selected Writings on Revolution, Recognition, and Race.  University of Alabama Press, 2008.

The Pen Makes a Good Sword:  John Forsyth of the Mobile Register.  University of Alabama Press, 2013.



Historian, educator, editor. Born– September 30, 1927, Bethel, N.C. Parents– Ollen and Eva E. (Highsmith) Burnette. Married– Elizabeth Tull, August 15, 1951. Children– Five. Married Jeanne A. MacRitchie, June 10, 2000.  Education– University of Richmond, B.A.; University of Virginia, M.A., 1948, Ph.D., 1952. U. S. Navy, 1945-47. Taught at Petersburg, Virginia, High School, 1948-1949, and Virginia Military Institute, 1951-1953; field editor for Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953-1957; book editor for the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1957-1963; research professor of history, Birmingham-Southern College, 1963-1972; dean of faculty and research professor of history, Stratford College, 1972-1974; executive director of the West Piedmont Planning District Commission, 1975-80; Assistant to the Superintendent, Virginia Military Academy, 1981-86. Member Organization of American Historians; AAUP; Southern Historical Association; Alabama Coalition for Better Education. LLD, Southern Adventist College.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.


Beneath the Footnote. Madison, Wisc.; State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1970.

Coastal Kingdom: A History of Baldwin County, Alabama.  2001.

Life in America. New York; Harper, 1964.

A Syllabus of American History. Madison, Wisc.; University of Wisconsin, 1960.


Readings on the Development of the American Constitution.  2005.

A Soviet View of the American Past.  Peter Smith, 1960.

Wisconsin Witness to Frederick Jackson Turner. Madison, Wisc.; State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1961.

Updated 2012-11-06.



Educator. Born– July 1, 1907, Cullman. Parents– John Henry and Lexer (Grant) Burns. Married– Dorothy Reinstadier, August 27, 1936. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S.(1936), M.A. (1941); Columbia University, Ed.D. (1948). Taught in Cullman County Schools, 1930-44;  principal of Jackson County High School in Scottsboro, 1944-45; director of guidance at the University of Alabama, 1945-1946, 1947-1948; Mobile County Schools, assistant superintendent, 1948-1952, superintendent, 1952-1970. Died July 30, 1996.


Who’s Who in America, 1974.


Henry & Lexer Grant Burns Family. Mobile, Ala.; Henley Secretarial Service, 1974.

Our Yesteryears. S.l.; Alabama Retired Teachers Association, 1976.

Values by Which We Live. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1981. ; obituary.

BURNS, JEREMIAH M., 1887-1967.


Educator; state representative. Born– September 3, 1887, Delmar, Winston County. Parents– William Riley and Rebecca (Lovett) Burns. Married– Nelsie Victoria Thomas, July 8, 1909. Children– Three. Education– West Alabama Agricultural School at Hamilton and G. R. C. College at Henderson, Tenn., graduating in 1904. Taught in the rural schools for ten years; then served as superintendent of education for Winston County, 1913-1917. Served as a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives, 1918-22.  Died March 27, 1967.


Owen’s History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


History of the Clear Creek Baptist Association, 1874-1957. Haleyville, Ala.?; Burns, 1958?

BUSBY, ROSA LEE, 1907-1992


Auditor. Born July 9, 1907,  Birmingham. Parents– Robert Lee and Matura (Russell) Busby. Education– Studied at the Graduate School of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Auditor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, after 1931. Served with the U.S. Women’s Air Force from 1943 to 1945, in the 8th and 9th Air Forces in the European, African and Middle East theaters. Decorated with the campaign medal with two battle stars. Member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Legion. Died March 12, 1992.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1966.


Some Early Alabama Churches (Established before 1870). Birmingham, Ala.; Alabama Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1973.



Attorney. Born– May 9, 1879, Detroit, Mich. Parents– Francis X. and Carolyn (Van Buskirk) Busch. Married– Jeanette Morrision, 1903 (died 1912). Children– Four. Married– Jean Mapes Lucas, April 28, 1933.  Education– Illinois College of Law, LL.B., 1904, LL.M, 1905; DePaul University, LL.D., 1912. Admitted to the Bar, 1901; practiced as an attorney in Chicago, 1901-1954. Worked as an American trial lawyer, corporation counsel, educator, and author of legal textbooks and books on famous criminal trials.  Founding Dean of DePaul University School of Law, 1912-23. Served on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and the Chicago Civil Service Commission. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (president 1931). Moved to Wetumpka after his retirement. Died November 28, 1975.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary


Busch-Dixon Law Examiner. Chicago; Callaghan & Co, 1903.

Busch Outlines of Common Law Pleading. Chicago; Callaghan & Co., 1912.

Case Book of the Curious and True. Bobbs-Merrill,  1958.

Enemies of the State.  Bobbs-Merrill,  1954.

Guilty or Not Guilty. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1948.

In & Out of Court. Chicago; DePaul University Press, 1942.

Law & Tactics in Jury Trials. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1948.

Prisoners at the Bar. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1952.

They Escaped the Hangman.  Bobbs-Merrill, 1953.

Trial Procedure Materials.  Bobbs-Merrill, 1960.


A collection of papers of Frances Xavier Bush is held by the Special Collections Department of the Library at Auburn University Montgomery.



Teacher, postal worker. Born– June 28, 1896, Talladega Springs; grew up in Childersburg. Parents– Jesse W. and Susie (Keith) Ryder. Married– Isaac M. Bush, 1918. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Normal College in Florence, 1917. Taught at Dothan for three years and at Childersburg for fifteen years. Worked as a postal clerk in the Childersburg post office, 1941-1965. Died September 3, 1985.


Memoirs of Childersburg.


Memoirs of Childersburg. Alexander City, Ala.; Bama Printery, 1976.


Presbyterian minister; writer. Born–March 8, 1938, Century, Escambia County, Florida. Parents–William E. and Anna Lee (Vaughan) Bush. Married–Sara Lucile Fulton, December 18, 1959, Birmingham. Children–two. Education: Sidney Lanier High School, Montgomery, graduated 1956; Howard College, 1960; Midwestern Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, 1963; San Francisco Theological Seminary, D. Min., 1976. Ordained to the ministry, Clayton St. Baptist Church, Montgomery, 1954; received into the United Presbyterian Church (USA), 1963. Executive Director, Kentucky Council of Churches, Lexington, Ky., 1974-1990. Served Presbyterian churches in Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, and Alabama. Founding Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Madison, AL., 1991-2001. President, Interfaith Mission Service, Huntsville, 1999-2000; Interim Pastor, Northbrook Presbyterian Church, Beverly Hills, MI, 2001-2003; First Presbyterian Church, Royal Oak, MI, 2003-04; First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, 2005-06; Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, 2007-08. Member, Board of Trustees, Miles College, Birmingham, 2013-. Published numerous magazine articles and sermons.

John C. Bush, Decatur, AL.

Disaster Response: A Handbook for Church Action. Scottsdale, PA: Herald Press, 1979.
Living Together: A Consultation on Roman Catholic Participation in State Ecumenical Agencies. New York: Commission on Regional and Locial Ecumenism, 1988.
A New Reformed Catechism: A Shorter Catechism for Today. Topeka, KS: Viaticum Press, 1997.
Patriots and Rebels. CreateSpace, 2014.

Interchurch Families: Resources for Ecumenical Hope. Louisville: WestminsterJohnKnox Press, 2002.
Privileged Clergy Communication and the Law. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1983; revised edition, 1989.



Writer, journalist. Born– October 9, 1923, Crenshaw County. Parents– Jessie Wilson and Martha E. (Wallace) Kimbro. Married– Leon Broughton Butler, October 12, 1940. Children– Three. Education– Dozier High School, 1939. Wrote for the Tallassee Tribune, Wetumpka Herald, and the Alabama Journal. Also wrote commercials for radio. Honors; Stories won first place in Creative Writers of Montgomery’s contest three times; honored by the Alabama Legislature for her contribution to the State through her literary efforts.


Buck Publishing Co., Birmingham, Ala.


The Inverson’s Autumn, The Fallen Dream. Chicago; Adams Press, 1984.

Papa’s Legacy.  Sevgo Press, 1988.

Papa’s Old Trunk. Birmingham, Ala.; Buck Publishing Co., 1981.



University professor. Born August 13,1897,  Davilla, Tex. Mother– Eva G. Doggett. Education– Simmons College, A.B.; University of Illinois, Ph.D.; studied at the University of Colorado, the University of Oklahoma and the State University of Iowa. Captain, U.S. Army Air Force, WWII. Professor of Spanish at the University of Alabama after 1938. Died December 1, 1985.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Jeronimo de Aguilar, Conquistador. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1955.



Dancer; calligrapher. Born– about 1928, Vienna, Austria. Parents– Josef and Olga (Pomaisel) Macalik. Married– William E. Butterworth, July 12, 1950, came to the United States in 1955; naturalized in 1958. Children– Three. Member of the Corps de Ballet of the Vienna State Opera Company, 1936-1944. Attended the University of Vienna, 1945-1950; beginning in 1947, was a calligrapher, engrosser, and illuminator.  Honors; Alabama Library Association, Alabama Author’s Award, 1984. Died 2003.


Contemporary Authors online and jacket to As the Waltz Was Ending.


As the Waltz Was Ending. Chicago; Four Winds Press, 1982.

The Complete Book of Calligraphy. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1980.



Writer of military and detective fiction. Born– November 10, 1929, Newark, N.J. Parents– William Edmund and Gladys (Schnable) Butterworth. Married– Emma Josefa Macalik, July 12, 1950. Children– Three. Married Maria del Pilar Menendez, August 12, 1994. Attended Philipps Universitat Marburg in Marburg-an Oder-Lahn, Germany.  Served in the U.S. Army, 1946-1947, 1951-1953.  Chief of the Publication Division of the U.S. Army Signal Aviation Test and Support Division at Fort Rucker, Al, 1953-55. Lived at Ozark, then at Fairhope, Ala. Wrote under the pseudonyms of Alex Baldwin, Webb Beech, Walker E. Blake, James McM. Douglas, W.E.B. Griffin, Eden Hughes, Edmund O. Scholefield and Patrick J. Williams.   Member American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association. Honors; Alabama Library Association, Alabama Authors Award, 1982; inducted into Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors, 1982; ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 1980; Brigadier General Robert L. Dening Memorial Distinguished Service Award, U. S. Marine Corps  Combat Correspondents Association, 1991; Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award, 1999.  Awarded honorary doctorates by Norwich University  and Troy State University.


Contemporary Authors online and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.


Air Evac. New York; Norton, 1967.

The Air Freight Mystery. New York; Four Winds Press, 1978.

An Album of Automobile Racing. New York; Watts, 1977.

Black Gold; the Story of Oil. New York; Four Winds Press, 1975.

Careers in the Service. New York; Watts, 1976.

Christina’s Passion. New York; Playboy Press, 1977.

Comfort Me With Love. New York; New American Library, 1961.

The Court-Martial. New York; New American Library, 1962.

Crazy to Race. New York; Grossett, 1971.

Dateline; Talladega. New York; Grossett, 1972.

Dave White and the Electric Wonder Car. New York; Four Winds Press, 1974.

Le Falot. Paris; Gallimard, 1963.

Fast and Smart. New York; Norton, 1970.

Fast Green Car. New York; Norton, 1965.

Flunking Out. New York; Four Winds Press, 1981.

Flying Army; the Modern Air Arm of the U.S. Army. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1971.

The Girl in the Black Bikini. New York; Berkeley Publishing Co., 1962.

Grand Prix Driver. New York; Norton, 1969.

Helicopter Pilot. New York; Norton, 1967.

Hell on Wheels. New York; Berkeley Publishing Co., 1962.

Hi-fi; From Edison’s Phonograph to Quadraphonic Sound. New York; Four Winds Press, 1977.

The High Wind; the Story of NASCAR Racing. New York; Grossett, 1972.

Hot Seat. New York; New American Library. 1961.

Hot Wire. New York; Harvey House, 1982.

The Hotel Mystery. New York; Scholastic Press, 1979.

The Image Makers. Melbourne; Scripts Publishing, 1967.

LeRoy and the Old Man. New York; Four Winds Press, 1980.

The Love-Go-Round. New York; Berkeley Publishing Co., 1962.

Marty and the Micromidgets. New York; Norton, 1970.

A Member of the Family. New York; Four Winds Press, 1982.

Mighty Minicycles. New York; Harvey House, 1976.

Moose, the Thing, and Me. Boston; Houghton, 1982.

Moving West on 122. Boston; Little, Brown, 1970.

My Father’s Quite a Guy. Boston; Little, Brown, 1971.

The Narc. New York; Four Winds Press, 1972.

Next Stop Earth. New York; Walker, 1978.

Orders to Vietnam. Boston; Little, Brown, 1968.

Race Car Team. New York; Grossett, 1973.

The Racedriver. New York; Scholastic Book Service, 1972.

Redline 7100. New York; Norton, 1968.

Return to Daytona. New York; Grossett, 1974.

Return to Racing. New York; Grossett, 1971.

Road Racer. New York; Norton, 1967.

The Roper Brothers and Their Magnificent Steam Automobile. New York; Four Winds Press, 1976.

Skyjacked! New York; Scholastic Book Service, 1972.

Slaughter by Auto. New York; Four Winds Press, 1980.

Soldiers on Horseback; the Story of the United States Cavalry. New York; Norton, 1966.

Steve Bellamy. Boston; Little, Brown, 1970.

Stock Car Racer. New York; Norton, 1966.

Stop and Search. Boston; Little, Brown, 1969.

Stop, Thief! New York; Scholastic Book Service, 1975.

Susan and Her Classic Convertible. New York; Four Winds Press, 1970.

Tank Driver. New York; Scholastic Book Service, 1978.

Team Racer. New York; Grossett, 1972.

Tires and Other Things; Some Heroes of Automotive Evolution. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1974.

Under the Influence. New York; Four Winds Press, 1979.

Wheel of a Fast Car. New York; Norton, 1969.

Wheels and Pistons; the Story of the Automobile. New York; Four Winds Press, 1971.

Where We Go From Here. New York; New American Library, 1962.

The Wonders of Astronomy. New York; Putnam, 1964.

The Wonders of Rockets and Missiles. New York; Putnam, 1964.

Wrecker Driver. New York; Scholastic Book Service, 1979.

Yankee Driver. New York; Grossett, 1973.


Leroy and the Wolves. New York; Four Winds Press, 1980.

The Selkirks. New York; New American Library, 1982.

The Wiltons. New York; New American Library, 1980.


The Last Heroes. New York; Pocket Books, 1985.


Article 92; Murder-Rape. New York; Fawcett, 1965.

Make War in Madness. New York; Fawcett, 1966.

No French Leave. New York; Fawcett, 1960.

Warrior’s Way. New York; Fawcett, 1965.


Doing What Comes Naturally. Derby, Conn.; Monarch, 1965.

The Loved and the Lost. Derby, Conn.; Monarch, 1962.

Once More With Passion. Derby, Conn.; Monarch, 1964.


Drag Race Driver. New York; Putnam, 1971.

Hunger for Racing. New York; Putnam, 1967

A Long Ride on a Cycle. New York; Putnam, 1972.

Racing to Glory. New York; Putnam, 1969.

The Twelve-cylinder Screamer. New York; Putnam, 1970.


The Aviators. New York; Putnam, 1988.

Battleground. New York; Putnam, 1991.

The Berets. New York; Jove, 1984.

Call To Arms. New York; Jove, 1987.

The Captains. New York; Jove, 1982.

The Colonels. New York; Jove, 1983.

Counterattack. New York; Putnam, 1990.

The Generals. New York; Jove, 1986.

The Lieutenants. New York; Jove, 1982.

Line Of Fire. New York; Putnam, 1992.

The Majors. New York; Jove, 1983.

Men in Blue. New York; Jove, 1991.

The New Breed. New York; Putnam, 1987.

Semper Fr. New York; Jove, 1986.

Special Operations. New York; Jove, 1991. (Originally published under pseudonym John Kevin Dugan.)

The Victim. New York; Jove, 1991.

The Witness. New York; Jove, 1992.


Bryan’s Dog. Cleveland; World Publishing, 1967.

L’il Wildcat. Cleveland; World Publishing, 1967.

Maverick on the Mound. Cleveland; World Publishing, 1968.

Tiger Rookie. Cleveland; World Publishing, 1966.

Yankee Boy. Cleveland; World Publishing, 1971.


Fastest Funny Car. New York; Four Winds Press, 1967.

The Green Ghost. Scholastic Book Services, 1969.

Grand Prix Racing. New York; Four Winds Press, 1968.

Racing Mechanic. New York; Scholastic Book Services, 1969.

Up to the Quarterdeck. New York; Four Winds Press, 1969.


M*A*S*H Goes to Hollywood. New York; Pocket Books, 1976.

M*A*S*H Goes to Las Vegas. New York; Pocket Books, 1976.

M*A*S*H Goes to London. New York; Pocket Books, 1976.

M*A*S*H Goes to Miami. New York; Pocket Books, 1976.

M*A*S*H Goes to Montreal. New York; Pocket Books, 1977.

M*A*S*H Goes to Morocco. New York; Pocket Books, 1975.

M*A*S*H Goes to Moscow. New York; Pocket Books, 1978.

M*A*S*H Goes to New Orleans. New York; Pocket Books, 1975.

M*A*S*H Goes to Paris. New York; Pocket Books, 1974.

M*A*S*H Goes to San Francisco. New York; Pocket Books. 1976.

M*A*S*H Goes to Texas. New York; Pocket Books, 1977.

M*A*S*H Goes to Vienna. New York; Pocket Books, 1976.


Collections of the papers of William Edmund Butterworth is held by the library at Samford University and at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

BUTTS, CHARLES, 1863-1946


Geologist.  Born– September 18, 1863, Portville, N. Y.  Parents– William and Eliza Jane (Southworth) Butts.  Married Mellye Arledge, November, 1902 (died 1907).  Married Ella Virginia Rickles Pearson, November 30, 1909.  Education–Alfred University, B.S., 1899; M.S., 1900.  Employed by the United States Geological Survey, 1901-1933; by the Virginia Geological Survey, 1933-46.  An authority on the Paleozoic Formations of the Appalachian Valley. Honorary D. Sc., University of Alabama, 1927.  Died October 4, 1946.


Website of the Smithsonian Institute Archives,


Analyses of Alabama Coals.  Birmingham, AL;  Birmingham Printing Co., 1926.

Birmingham Folio, Alabama.  Washington, DC; U. S. Geological Survey, 1910.

The Coal Resources and General Geology of the Pound Quadrangle in Virginia:  Charlottesville; University of Virginia, 1914.

Ebensburg Folio, Pennsylvania.  Washington, DC; U.S.Geological Survey, 1905.

Economic Geology of the Kittanning and Rural Valley Quadrangles, Pennsylvania.  Washington,DC; GPO, 1906.

Fensters in the Cumberland Overthrust Block in Southwestern Virginia.  Charlottesville; Va. Geological Survey, 1927.

Geologic Map of the Appalachian Valley of Virginia with explanatory Text.  Charlottesville; Va. Geological Survey, 1933.

Geology and Mineral Resources of the Bellefonte Quadrangle, Pennsylvania.  Washington, DC; GPO, 1936.

Geology and Oil Possibilities of the Equity-Shawneetown Area (Parts of Gallatin and Saline Counties). Urbana, Ill: State Geological Survey.

Geology and Oil Possibilities of the Northern Part of Overton County, Tennessee, and adjoining parts of Clay, Pickett, and Fentress Counties.  Nashville; Williams Printing Co., 1919.

Geology of Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Frankfort, Ky, 1914-15.

Geology of the Applachian Valley in Virginia.  Richmond:  Va. Conservation Commission, 1940.

Hollidays-Huntingdon Folio, Pennsylvania.  Washington, DC; U. S. Geological Survey, 1945.

Kittanning Folio, Pennsylvania.  Washington, DC; U. S. Geological Survey, 1904.

The Mineral and Forest Resources of Kentucky, vol. 1.  Frankfurt, KY; Kentucky Dept. of Geology and Forestry, 1919.

Mississippian Formations of Western Kentucky.  The State Journal Company, 1917.

The Mississippian Series of Eastern Kentucky.  Lexington, KY: Kentucky Geological Survey, 1922.

Montevallo-Columbiana Folio, Alabama.  Washington, DC; U.S. Geological Survey, 1940.

Oil and Gas Possibilities at Early Grove, Scott County, Virginia.  Charlottesville, Michie Co., 1927.

Reconnaisance Geological Map of Barren County, Kentucky.  Lexington; Kentucky Geological Survey, 1919.

Rural Valley Folio, Pennsylvania.  Washington; U.S.Geological Survey, 1905.

Warren Folio, Pennsylvania-New York.  Washington; U.S.Geological Survey, 1910.


Geology and Mineral Resources of the Crossville Quadrangle, Tennessee.  Nashville; Department of Education, Division of Geology, 1925.

Geology and Mineral Resources of the Paleozoic Area in Northwest Georgia.  Atlanta; Atlanta Government Printing Office and Tennessee Valley Authority, 1948.

Geology of Alabama.  Birmingham Printing Co., 1926.

The Geology of Hardin County and Adjoining Part of Polk County.  Springfield, Ill:  Illinois State Journal Co., 1920.

Guidebook, Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, Virginia.  Charlottesville; Virginia Geological Survey, 1938.

Iron Ores, Fuels and Fluxes of the Birmingham District, Alabama.  Washington; U. S. Geological Survey, 1910.

Southern Appalachian Region.  Washington, DC: GPO. 1932.

Tyrone Quadrangle; Geology and Mineral Resources.  Harrisburg, PA; Department of Internal Affairs, Topographic and Geologic Survey, 1939.


 Papers of Charles Butts are held by the Archives Department of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.



United Methodist Clergyman. Born April 15, 1930, Bermuda, Conecuh County. Parents– Thomas L. and Pauline Butts. Married– Hilda A. Tidwell. Education– Troy State University, B.A., 1951; Emory University, B.D.; Northwestern University, Theology School, M.A. in Pastoral Psychology; Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, graduated 1957. Served churches in Panama City, Fla.; Canoe, Mobile, Foley, and Brewton, Ala.; superintendent of the Dothan district for the Methodist Church; pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, 1978-1983; pastor, Trinity Methodist Church in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Monroeville United Methodist.  Taught psychology at the University of West Florida and at Jefferson Davis State Junior College. In 1978 wrote and broadcast a fifteen part series on “The Protestant Hour.”  Preached in many churches and radio and television series. Pastor emeritus of Monroeville Church on his retirement in 1998.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.


The Bible and Living in the World. Nashville; Graded Press, 1978.

Tiger in the Dark. New York; Abingdon, 1978.



Clergyman; editor; writer. Born–Buccatunna, Wayne County, Mississippi. Married– Mary Buxton, 1951.  Children–one. Education– Attended Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn.; Samford University, BA in journalism, 1962. Church of God minister; served as pastor in Canada and Alabama;    state director of youth and Christian education for the Church of God in Alabama for six years;  director of Sunday School and Youth literature at Pathway Press, Cleveland, Tennessee, 1962-78.  Edited The Lighted Pathway, a publication for youth, and a quarterly ministerial journal. Wrote a weekly column, “The Bible and Today’s News,”  for the Cleveland Daily Journal beginning in October 2011.


Files at Birmingham Public Library; article in The Cleveland Daily Banner, June 6, 2015.


The Bible and Today’s News.  Pathway Press, 2004.

The Bible Says You Can Expect These Things. Old Tappan, N.J.; F. H. Revell Co., 1973.

End Times:  A Biblical Study of Current and Future Events..  Pathway Press, 1994.

Enjoy the Journey, 2015.

Ministers Service Manual.  Pathway Press, 1994.

This Way to Better Teaching. Cleveland, Tenn.; Pathway Press, 1974.

What About Tomorrow?  Cleveland, Tenn.; Pathway Press, 1974.

BYNUM, JASPER E., 1839-1923


Farmer, businessman. Born– May 21, 1839, in a log cabin one-half mile northest of Oneonta. Parents– Tapley and Eliza (Cornelius) Bynum. Married– Frances Shockley, 1856. Children–four.  Married– Dicie Loucretia Glover Moody, 1864. Married– Martha Smith, 1905.  Served in the Confederate Army; farmed until 1867; after 1867, operated a merchantile business and owned a hotel in Oneonta. Died January 14, 1923.


Ruth A. Estes, Oneonta Public Library.


Historical Sketches of the Bynum Family. Vol. 1. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

BYNUM, MIKE, 1957-


Sportswriter. Education– University of Alabama. Served as student manager of the football team in 1977; student body president of the New College Division of the University. Member Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Theta Chi fraternity. Also a member of the Diamond Century Club at Texas A & M and the Gold Club at the University of Mississippi.


The William Stanley Hoole Special Collections of the University of Alabama.


Aggie Pride. College Station, Tex.; We Believe Trust Fund at the Bank of A & M, 1980.

Bear Bryant’s Boys of Autumn. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Autumn Football, 1988.

The Best There Ever Was:  The History of the Heisman Trophy and the Men who Made It Famous.  Gridiron Football Corporation, 1994.

BO: The Memories and the Glory.  Detroit News, 2006.

Bryant, the Man and the Myth. Atlanta; Cross Road Books, 1979.

Canada’s Quest for the Stanley Cup.  Canada Hockey, 2005.

Canada’s 50 Unfortgettable Moments in Hockey.  Canada Hockey, 2005.

Champions:  Chicago’s Greatest Sports Moments.  2011.

Comeback Cats:  The 1997-98 Kentucky Wildcats’ Unforgettable National Championship Season.  Courier-Journal, 1998.

Football’s Finest Hour:  The History of the Shrine East-West All-Star Game.  Gridiron Football, 1998.

Greatest Moments in Missouri Tigers Football History.  Epic Sports, 2008.

High tide, a Story of Class and Courage. Atlanta; Cross Road Books, 1978.

King Football:  The Greatest Moments in Texas High School Football History.  Epic Sports Classics, 2003.

Many Autumns Ago:  The Frank Leahy Era at Boston College and Notre Dame.  October Football Corporation, 1988.

Pop Warner:  Football’s Greatest Teacher.  Gridiron Football Properties Corporation, 1993.

The Road to Ann Arbor:  Appalachian State’s Unforgettable Football Journey.  Canada Hockey, 2007.

The Road to No. 1:  The Michigan Wolverines’ Unforgettable Championship Season.  Triumph Books, 1998.

The Road to the Heisman Trophy: 75 Years of College Football Excellence.  MVP Books, n.d.

Vince Lombardi; Memories of a Special Time. S.l.; October Football, 1988.

Woody Hayes:  The Man and His Dynasty.  Gridiron Football Corporation, 1991.


Bound for Glory. College Station, Tex.; We Believe Trust Fund at the Bank of A & M, 1980.

Never Say Quit. Atlanta; Cross Road Books, 1979.

We Believe – Bear Bryant’s Boys Talk. College Station, Tex.; We Believe Trust Fund at the Bank of A & M, 1980.


Knute Rockne; His Life and Legend; Based on the Unfinished Autobiography. S.l.; October Football, 1988.


The William Stanley Hooler Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds a collection of papers of Mike Bynum, including the manuscript of High Tide.