University professor. Born– October 14, 1919, Nashville, Tenn. Parents– Gaines Stanley and May (Riley) Dobbins. Married– Mary Denmead Willis, 1947. Children– Two. Education– Mississippi College, B.A., 1941; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1948; Ph.D., 1950. U. S. Army, 1943-45. Taught at Samford University, serving as head of the Department of English and Journalism, 1950-1986, and as Chair of the Division of Humanities, 1962-64 and 1969-72. Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964. Member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America, American Education Association, National Council of Teachers of English, American Theatre Association, Sigma Tau Delta and Kappa Phi Kappa.  Published many articles in literary journals.  Made professor emeritus at Samford, 1986. Died May 30, 2006.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 57.

 Directory of American Scholars, 1978.

Who’s Who online.


Gaines S. Dobbins. Nashville; Broadman, 1981.

Grandfather’s Journal; Company B, Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry Volunteers, Harris’ Brigade, Mahone’s Division, Hill’s Corps, A.N.V. May 27, 1861-July 15, 1865. Dayton, Ohio; Morningside, 1988.

Milton and the Book of Revelation. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1975.


A Research Paper Manual. S.l.; s.n., 1967.



Baptist minister, seminary professor. Born– July 29, 1886, Langsdale, Miss. Parents– Charles Wesley and Letita (Gaines) Dobbins. Married– May Riley Dobbins. Children– Three. Education– Mississippi College, B.A., 1908; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.D., 1914; Columbia University, M.A. Ordained a Baptist minister in 1914. Served as church pastor in Gloster (1914-15) and New Albany, Mississippi (1915-16). A member of the editorial staff of the Baptist Sunday School Board, 1915-1920; founded the journal Home and Foreign Fields and continued to edit it for many years.   A professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1920-1956; acting president, 1950-52; Dean of the School of Religious Education, 1952-56. Professor of church administration at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1956-1966. Lecturer at Samford University, beginning in 1967.  Author of 33 books.  Member of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the International Council for Religious Education, and the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Bible Study and Membership Training.  Awarded the LL.D. by Mississippi College in 1947; received the Mullins Award for Distinguised Denominational Service in 1966 and the Distinguised Service Award for College Chaplains in 1972.   Died September 22, 1978.


Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, and Who’s Who in America, 1978.


Baptist Churches in Action. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1929.

The Bible and the Bible School. Nashville; Broadman, 1935.

Building a Better Sunday School. Nashville; Convention Press, 1957.

Building Better Churches. Nashville; Broadman, 1947.

Can a Religious Democracy Survive? New York; F. H. Revell, 1941.

The Church at Worship. Nashville; Broadman, 1962.

The Churchbook; a Treasury of Materials and Methods. Nashville; Broadman, 1951.

Deepening the Spiritual Life.  Sunday School Board, SBC, 1937.

The Efficient Church. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1923.

Evangelism according to Christ.  Broadman, 1949.

Good News to Change Lives. Nashville; Broadman, 1977.

Great Teachers Make a Difference. Nashville; Broadman, 1965.

Guiding Adults in Bible Study. Nashville; Broadman, 1968.

How to Teach Young People and Adults in the Sunday School. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1930.

The Improvement of Teaching in the Sunday School. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1943.

Learning to Lead. Nashville; Broadman, 1968.

A Ministering Church. Nashville; Broadman, 1960.

The School in Which We Teach. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1934.

Teaching Adults in the Sunday School. Nashville; Broadman, 1936.

Understanding Adults. Nashville; Broadman, 1948.

Vitalizing the Church Program. Nashville; Broadman, 1933.

A Winning Witness. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1938.

Winning the Children. Nashville; Broadman, 1953.

Working Together in a Spiritual Democracy. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1935.

Working With Intermediates. Nashville; Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1926.

The Years Ahead.  Nashville:  Convention Press, 1959.

Zest for Living. Waco, Tex.; Word Books, 1977.



Presbyterian minister. Born– May 17, 1861, Columbus, Missouri. Parents– Benjamin Franklin and Margaret Ruth (Morrow) Dobbins. Married– Mary Triplette Buckland, 1889. Children– Two. Education– Westminster (Missouri) College; McCormick Theological Seminary, B. D., 1889. Ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1889. Organizing pastor of Immanuel Church in Chicago, 1886-1890; financial secretary of Westminister College, 1890-91; pastor, First Presbyterian Church,  Marshall, Missouri, 1891-99; First Church,  St. Joseph, Mo., 1891-1920; pastor of South Highland Church in Birmingham, 1920-32. A noted lecturer on the Bible.  Served as chairman of the executive committee of the Y.M.C.A. of Missouri; founder and president of the trustees of the School of the Ozarks; trustee of Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville and of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia. Member of the World’s Council of Presbyterians, Liverpool, England, 1904; chairman of the executive committee of the Synod of Alabama; moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. , the highest elected office in the denomination.  Awarded the D.D. by Westminster College in 1901 and the LL.D. by Austin College in 1924.  Died January 26, 1932.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.

Ministerial Directory of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., 1861-1941.

A Heritage of Witness:  South Highland Presbyterian Church, 1888-1988.


Addresses on Personal Work.  N.P.: n.d.

As-So.  N.P.: n.d.

The Book in the Light of Its Books. New York; F. H. Revell, 1929.

Outline Studies of the Scriptures.  N.P.: n.d.



University professor. Born– February 6, 1940, Manchester. Parents– Ben G. and Alta (Weaver) Dodd. Married– Sandra Whitten, June 18, 1961. Children– Two. Education– University of North Alabama, B.S., 1961; Auburn University, M. A., 1966; University of Georgia, Ph.D., 1969. Taught at Troy State University, 1968-1969; Auburn University at Montgomery, 1969. Member of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 57.


Historical Atlas of Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1974.

History of Alabama Transportation; a Bibliography. Montecello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

History of Alabama’s Cities; a Bibliography. Monticello,Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

History of Alabama’s Road System; a Bibliography. Montecello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

The History of Black Politics in Alabama; a Preliminary Bibliography. Monticello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

The History of Industrialization in Alabama; a Bibliography. Montecello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.


Annals of Northwest Alabama. Northport, Ala.; Hermitage Press, 1965.

Historical Statistics of the South, 1790-1970. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.

Historical Statistics of the United States, 1790-1970. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.

History of Alabama Urbanization; a Selective Bibliography. Monticello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1981.

State and Local Government Administration. New York; M. Dekker, 1985.

Wings of Denial:  The  Alabama Air Guard’s Role  at the Bay of Pigs.  New South, 2001.



Researcher. Born– Atlanta, Ga. Married– Lee P. Dodd. Children– Two. Employed by federal government in Washington. Moved to Montgomery, 1959.


The Birmingham News, October 21, 1979.


Annals of Northwest Alabama, Vol. 4.

Winston, an Antebellum and Civil War History of North Alabama. Northport, Ala.; Hermitage, 1965.

Historical Statictics of the South, 1790-1970. University Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.

Historical Statistics of the United States, 1790-1970. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.



Football coach. Born– September 4, 1932, Mobile. Parents– William Vincent and Nellie Agnes (Stauter) Dooley, Married– Barbara Anne Meshad, 1960. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.A., 1954; M.A. Served as assistant football coach, Auburn, 1956-1963; head coach at the University of Georgia, 1963. Received the National Defense Medal. Member of Omicron Delta Kappa.


Who’s Who in America, 1978.


Developing a Superior Football-Control Attack. West Nyack, N.Y.; Parker, 1969.

Dooley’s Dawgs; 25 Years of Winning Football at the University of Georgia. Atlanta; Longstreet Press, 1989.

DORMAN, LEWY, 1887-1965


Historian; professor of history.  Born– September 12, 1887, Clayton. Parents– Alpheus Alexander and Martha Slaughter Dorman. Married–Marguerite Long Thompson. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1914, M.A. 1915; University of Chicago; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1935.  Taught history at Huntingdon College and Athens College, but had his teaching career cut short when he lost his ability to speak after cancer surgery. Died January 23, 1965.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. III, and Party Politics in Alabama (Introduction by Leah Rawls Atkins).


The Free Negro in Alabama, 1819-1861. University of Alabama master’s thesis, 1916.

History of Barbour County, Alabama.  Eufaula, AL; Barbour County Genealogy and Local History Society and Friends of the Library Genealogical Committee, 2006. [From a manuscript written in 1932.]

Party Politics in Alabama from 1850 throught 1860. Wetumpka, Ala.; Wetumpka Printing Co., 1935; rpt. University of Alabama Press, 1995.




Historian; University professor. Born– Mobile. Parents– Bevil T. and Nona S. Amos. Married–Chris Doss. Education– Agnes Scott College, A.B., 1972; Emory University, M.A., 1975; Ph.D., 1976. Taught at Northern Michigan University, 1977-1978; University of Alabama in Birmingham after 1978. Contributed articles to many journals and anthologies. Member of the Organization of American Historians, Southern History Association and the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic.  Has received many grants and awards, including the John F. Ramsey Award for  Merit from the Alabama Association of Historians and the Milo P. Howard Jr. Award from the Alabama Historical Association.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Cotton City.


Cotton City; Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1985.


Alabama Governors; A Political History of the State.  2001.

The Yellowhammer War:  The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama.  2014.



Historian; University professor. Born– December 8, 1912, Tuscaloosa. Parents– James Jarvis and Mabel (Cowart) Doster. Married– Nina Hall, December 22, 1936. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1932; University of Chicago, M.A., 1936; Ph.D., 1948. Taught history at the University of Alabama, 1936-1983. Howard College, 1944-1945; worked for Danforth Foundation Association, 1950-1953; Consultant to Creek Nation on claims pending before Indian Claims Commission, 1957-1967 and 1968-1973. Member of the Southern History Association, American Economic Association, Economic History Association, Orginal American Historians, and Phi Beta Kappa.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1978 and 1980; Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Alabama’s First Railroad Commission, 1881-1885. Chicago; Privately published, 1949.

The Creek Indians and Their Florida Lands. New York; Garland Press, 1974.

The Creek Nation, Plaintiff, and the Creed [sic] Nation, …. New York; Clearwater Pub. Co., 1974.

Railroads in Alabama Politics, 1875-1914. University, Ala.; s.n., 1957.


Historic Settlement in the Upper Tombigbee Valley, 1981. University, Ala.; Center for the Study of Southern History and Culture, University of Alabama, 1981.

Historical Geography of the Upper Tombigbee Valley. University, Ala.; Center for the Study of Southern History and Culture, University of Alabama, 1982.

Materials for Research in Southern Industrial History. University, Ala., s.n., 1951.

Tenn-Tom Country. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1987.

DOUGLAS, JAMES McM. (Pseudonym)


Butterworth, William Edmund, III



Episcopal priest. Born– August 21, 1893, Lauderdale County. Parents– James Josephus and Mary Sue (Brooks) Douglass. Education– Attended Florence State College, 1913; Columbia University, 1913-1915; University of the South, B.A., 1919; Keble College, Oxford University, B. Litt., 1921. Ordained a deacon in Episcopal Church, 1921; and a priest, 1923. Served as rector of churches in Columbus and Atlanta, Ga.; Columbia and Memphis, Tenn., and Detroit, Mich. Member of several heraldic and genealogical organizations.  Died February 5, 1975.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 1.


My Southern Families. S.l.; Gillingham, Dorset; Blackmore Press, 1967.



Sizemore, Margaret

DOWELL, SPRIGHT, 1878-1963


School teacher and administrator, college and university president. Born– January 2, 1878, Wake County, N.C. Parents– George James and Trannia (Yates) Dowell. Married– Camille Early, December 28, 1898. Children– Four. Education– Wake Forest College, A.B., 1896; Teacher’s College of Columbia University, 1911; studied at the University of Tennessee, Harvard College and Baylor University; Served as elementary school principal in Shelby County, 1898-1900; high school principal at Columbiana, 1900-1906; school superintendent at East Lake, 1906-1909; principal of Burrett School in Birmingham, 1909-1913; chief clerk, Alabama Department of Education, 1915-1917; State Superintendent of Education, 1917-1920; president of Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1920-1928; president of Mercer University, 1929-1953. Served as secretary and president of the Conference of Church-Related Colleges of the Southwest; vice president of the Georgia Education Association; president of the Georgia Association of Colleges.  Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law, University of Alabama, 1920.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4, and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Columbus Roberts. Nashville; Broadman, 1951.

A History of Mercer University, 1833-1953. Macon, Ga.; Mercer University, 1958.



University professor, editor, museum curator. Born– April 2, 1921, Cullman. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1942; University of Florida, M.S., 1948; University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1951. Taught at the University of Florida, 1947-1948; Haverford College, 1951-1952; University of Arkansas, 1952-1959; New York University, 1973. Served as museum assistant at the University of Michigan, 1948-1951; assistant curator then curator of reptiles at New York Zoological Park, 1959-1967; director, Herpilology Information System at the American Museum of Natural History, 1968-1973; adjunct professor at Rhode Island University, 1964; adjunct professor at New York University, 1965-1973. Edited the Herpetological Review. 1969-1973; editor of amphibian and reptile section of Biological Abstracts, 1968-1973; general editor of the Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles, 1966-1973.


American Men and Women of Science, 1982.


A Bibliography on Albinism in Amphibians and Reptiles, 1849-1972. New York; Herpetological Information Search Systems, American Museum of Natural History, 1974.

A Bibliography on the Chromosomes of the Amphibians and Reptiles, 1891-1971. New York; Herpetological Information Search Systems, American Museum of Natural History, 1972.

A Bibliography on the Green Turtle, Chelonia Mydas, 1743-1971. New York; Herpetological Information Search Systems, American Museum of Natural History, 1972.

A Bibliography on the Reproductive System of Reptiles, 1822-1972; a Bibliographic Service. New York; Herpetological Information Search Systems, American Museum of Natural History, 1973.

A Review of the Amphibians and Reptiles in Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark.; University of Arkansas, 1957.

A Taxonomic Study of the Ratsnakes, Genus Elaphe Fitzinger, vol. II. Ann Arbor, Mich.; University of Michigan Press, 1952.

A Taxonomic Study of the Ratsnakes, Genus Elaphe Fitzinger; vol. IV. a Checklist of the American Forms. Ann Arbor; University of Michigan Press, 1952.

A Taxonomic Study of the Ratsnakes, Genus Elaphe Fitzinger, vol. V. (the Rosalie section). Ann Arbor; University of Michigan Press, 1952.


Systematic Herpetology; a Synopsis of Families and Higher Categories. New York; HISS Publications, 1978.



Historian; college professor.  Education– University of Alabama, M.A., 2004; Ph. D., 2010.  Professor of history, University of Mobile. Awarded the 2015 James F. Sulzby Book Award for the outstanding book in Alabama history from the Alabama Historical Association.


Transforming the South; Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960.  Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2014.

DOZIER, ORION T., 1848-1925


Physican, inventor. Born– August 18, 1848, Glenalter, Ga. Parents– Thomas Henry and Martha Stearns (Davie) Dozier. Married– Elizabeth Powers, April 30, 1874. Children– Five. Education– Atlanta Medical College, M.D., 1874. Practiced medicine in Attalla, Cherokee County, and Birmingham; Portageville, Mo.; Rome, Ga. Originated and organized the Regents of the White Shield, 1892. Invented and patented a hame for harness, a portable elevator, and a mailing machine.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4; from National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 22; and from the files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Chips and Whetstones of Verses and Prose. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1916.

Foibles of Fancy and Rhymes of the Times. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1894.

A Galaxy of Southern Heroes and Other Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1905.

Just A-Thinking. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1920.

Poems and Prose of Orion T. Dozier. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1927.

Poems of Orion T. Dozier. New York; Neale, 1905.



School teacher, college teacher, administrator, college president. Born– September 1, 1899, Hartford. Parents– John William and Vashti (Roney) Draughon. Married– Caroline Marshall, 1931. Children– Two. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1921; M.S., 1929; studied at the University of Chicago, summers of 1923 and 1939; honorary LL.Ds from Birmingham-Southern College, 1948; University of Alabama, 1963; Auburn University, 1966. Taught high school in Choctaw County, 1922-1923; school principal in Sumter County, 1925-1927; Louisville, 1927-1928; Orrville, 1928-1931; taught history at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1931-1937; secretary to the Board of Trustees, 1937-1944; director of instruction, 1944-1947; acting president, 1947-1948; president, 1948-1965. Presided over the expansion of enrollment and programs at Auburn. Directed state survey of rural tax delinquency, 1934; regional supervisor for the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1936, Member of the Southern Regional Educational Board of Control, 1957-1960; American Academy of Political and Social Services. Awarded the LL.D. by Birmingham-Southern, 1948; University of Alabama, 1963; Auburn University, 1966. The Library at Auburn University, which opened in 1965, was named in his honor. Died August 13, 1968.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 5.


Alabama Polytechnic Institute. New York; Newcomen Society of North America, 1954.

Legislative Trends Affecting Higher Education in the Southern States. Auburn, Ala.?; s.n., 1959.


The papers of Ralph Brown Draughon are held by the Special Collections Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn.



Methodist minister. Born– November 7, 1858, Choctaw County. Parents– Hezekiah and Amanda (Hawkins) Du Bose. Married– Rosa Chaney, December 6, 1882. Married– Gertrude Vaughn Amis, 1899. Children– Six. Education– Attended Waynesboro Academy in Mississippi; languages and classics tutors; Emory and Henry College, honorary D.D., 1892. Licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1876; ordained, 1879. Served as pastor of churches in Mississippi; Galveston, Huntsville, Houston, and Tyler, Tex.; Los Angeles, Calif., 1876-1898; secretary of the Epworth League and editor of the Epworth Era, Nashville, 1898-1910; served as pastor in Augusta and Atlanta, Ga. Edited the Methodist Review, 1916-1918; elected a bishop and stationed in Berkeley, Calif. Member of 1901 Ecumenical Conference and of the World Sunday School Convention.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1., and the National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 18.


The Bible and the Ages. New York; F. H. Revell, 1930.

The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1924.

The Consciousness of Jesus. Nashville; Smith and Lamar, 1917.

The Crisis of Criticism. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1923.

Francis Asbury. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1909.

The Gang of Six. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906.

A History of Methodism. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1916.

The Law and the Prophets. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1924.

The Life and Memories of Reverend J. D. Barbee. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906.

Life at Its Best. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1908.

Life of Joshua Soule. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1911.

Margaret, a Poetic Idyll. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906.

The Men of Sapio Ranch. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1909.

The Planting of the Cross. San Francisco; Whitaker & Ray, 1903.

Rupert Wise. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1889.

The Symbol of Methodism. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1907.

Through Two Generations. New York; F. H. Revell, 1934.

Unto the Dawn. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1896.



Farmer, newspaper columnist, and editor. Born– March 5, 1836, Darlington County, S.C. Parents– Kinbrough Cassels and Elizabeth Boykin (Witherspoon) DuBose. Education– one term at South Carolina College; private tutors. Became cotton farmer, Marengo County; served in Confederate Army; became newspaper columnist in Birmingham, 1866; member of editorial staff of The Birmingham Age-Herald. Worked as an assistant at the Alabama State Department of Archives and History.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama and Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4,


Alabama’s Tragic Decade. Birmingham, Ala.; Webb Book Co. 1940 (First published as a series of articles in the Birmingham Age-Herald).

General Joseph Wheeler and the Army of Tennessee. New York; Neale, 1912.

Jefferson County and Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Teeples & Smith, 1887.

The Life and Times of William Lowndes Yancey. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Sons, 1892.

The Mineral Wealth of Alabama and Birmingham Illustrated. Birmingham, Ala.; N. T. Green, 1886.

The Witherspoons of Society Hill. Hartsville, S.C.; Hartsville Pub. Co., 1910.

DUBOIS, ALAN (Pseudonym)


Wood, Clement Richardson



College instructor, artist, editor, publisher. Born– March 17, 1946, Chicago. Parents– Russell Thomas and Olga (Kochink) Holt. Education– University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, B.A., 1967; University of Iowa, M.F.A., 1970; Columbia Pacific University, Ph.D., 1980. Taught at Morningside College, 1970-1973; Rust College, 1973-1974; Mississippi Industrial College, 1974-1975; Daniel Payne College, 1975. Co-owner and operator of Ragnarok Press; editor of Valhalla magazine, 1970-1981. Real estate agent, 1982.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 57, and the cover of Timesharing.


The Bare Tissue of Her Soul; Poems. New York; Folder Editions, 1972.

From One Bird. Birmingham, Ala.; Ragnarok Press, 1978.

The Human Omelette; Poems. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1971.

Love in Spring. Holly Springs, Miss.; Ragnarok Press, 1975.

Pangs; a Novella. New Rochelle, N.Y.; Lawton Press, 1980.

A Peaceful Intent; Haiku. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1973.

Serendipity– the Phoenix & the Lotus. Birmingham, Ala.; Ragnarok Press, 1978.

The Song of A Robin. Birmingham, Ala.; Ragnarok Press, 1976.

A Summer of the Heart; Poems for La Poloma. Birmingham, Ala.; Ragnarok Press, 1977.

Pointe Farms. Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; Lunchroom Press, 1983.

Timesharing; a Consumer’s Guide to a New Vacation Concept. Brooklyn, N.Y.; Somrie Press, 1982.

To Make a Bear Dance; Poems. Iowa City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1970.

The Train in the Rain. Fulton, Mo.; Timberline Press, 1982.

Wing Span of an Albatross; Poems. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1972.

Yellow Pears, Smooth as Silk; Poems. Holly Springs, Miss.; Ragnarok Press, 1975.


A Dialogue of Days. Westfield, N.J.; Merging Media, 1984.

Gold Fantasy; Haiku. Holly Springs, Miss.; Ragnarok Press, 1975.


Children of the Moon. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1973.

Eid’olons. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1972.

Networks. Westfield, N.J.; Ragnarok Press, 1978.



Historian of Alabama; School principal; state legislator. Born– December 17, 1855, Gaston. Parents– Benjamin Eusebius and Sarah Elizabeth (Horn) DuBose. Married– Alice Vivian Horn, August 8, 1883. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1872; M.A., 1878. Served as principal of Pushmataha High School, 1878-1883; Snow Hill Academy, 1883-1886; Livingston Military Academy, 1886-1888; South Highland Academy in Birmingham, 1888-1898; DuBose’s School for Boys in Birmingham, 1900-1917; special literary researcher at the Library of Congress and government departments in Washington. Contributed to The Monthly (University of Alabama), 1879; The Methodist Review, 1899. Served in the Alabama Legislature, 1903-1907. Died March 7, 1917.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4, and Marks’ Who Was Who in Alabama.


Alabama History. Richmond, Va.; B. F. Johnson Pub. Co., 1908.

Sketches of Alabama History. Philadelphia; Eldredge & Bro., 1901.


Notable Men of Alabama; Personal and Genealogical. Atlanta; Southern Historical Association, 1904.



Writer. Born– 1844, Tuscaloosa. Parents– Matthew and Martha (Gillespie) Duffee. Education– Attended schools in Tuscaloosa and New York City. Served as a Confederate spy. Honorary member of the National Geographic Society. Retired to Duffee’s Mountain near Blount Springs.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Sketches of Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1970 (based on a series of articles published in 1885 through 1887 in the Weekly Iron Age in Birmingham).



Botanist, university professor. Born– September 1, 1872, Gallion. Parents– Reuben Henry and Margaret Louisa (Minge) Duggar. Married– Marie L. Robertson, October 16, 1901. Children– Five. Married– Elsie Rest, June 6, 1927. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama; Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, B.S. (First Honors), 1891; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, M.S., 1892; Harvard University, A.B., 1894; M.A., 1895; Cornell University, Ph.S., 1898; studied in botanical laboratories in Germany and France, 1905-1906; University of Missouri, honorary LL.D., 1944; Washington University, honorary D.Sc., 1953. Served as assistant director of the Alabama Experimental Station in Union, 1892-1893; assistant botanist at the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History, 1895-1896; instructor at Cornell University, 1896-1901; plant physiologist at the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1901-1902; professor at the University of Missouri, 1902-1905; Cornell University, 1907-1912; Washington University and Missouri Botanical Garden, 1912-1927; University of Wisconsin, 1929-1943. Worked as a consultant in mycological research for Lederle Laboratories. Edited Botanical Abstracts, 1917-1933. Awarded the Medal of Honor of Public Education by Venezuela, 1951.


Who Was Who in America, vol. 3; Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 6, and files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Cultivation of Mushrooms. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1904.

Fungus Diseases of Plants. New York; Ginn, 1909.

Mushroom Growing. New York; Orange Judd Co., 1915.

Plant Physiology. New York; Macmillan, 1911.

The Principles of Mushroom Growing and Mushroom Spawn Making. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1905.


A Textbook of General Botany. New York; Macmillan, 1942.


Biological Abstracts of Radiation. New York; McGraw, 1936.



College professor, editor, agriculture extension director. Born– August 24, 1868, Faunsdale. Parents– Reuben Henry and Margaret Louisa (Minge) Duggar. Married– Frances Ambrose Camp, June 17, 1891. Children– Six. Education– Southern University at Greensboro, B.S., 1887; Mississippi A & M College, M.S., 1888; attended Columbia University (George Washington University), Cornell, and the University of Colorado. Taught at Texas A & M College, 1887-1889; edited Southern Live Stock Journal, 1890; assistant director of the Ag. Experiment station at Clemson College, 1890-1892; crop editor for U.S.D.A. Publications, The Experiment Station Record, 1893-1895; professor of agriculture at Alabama Polytechnic Institute and assistant director Alabama Experiment Station, 1903-1921; director of Alabama Extension Service, 1914-1924. Member of Phi Kappa Phi. Awarded medal for distinguished service by the Association of Southern Agricultural Workers, 1939.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2.


Agriculture for Southern Schools. New York; Macmillan, 1908.

Experiments in Beef Production in Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1908.

Local Fertilizer Experiments with Cotton in North Alabama in 1913. Opelika, Ala.; Post Pub. Co., 1914.

Potato Culture. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1896.

Southern Field Crops. New York; Macmillan, 1911.

Southern Forage Crops. New York; Macmillan, 1925.

Sweet Potatoes. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1897.



Writer; journalist; businessman.  Born December 17, 1943, Coffeeville.  Education: Georgia State University.  Served in the U.S.Army, Vietnam.  Worked in sales and marketing for Chanel, Inc., for 26 years.  Full-time writer after 2003.  Writes features and a column for the Monticello (Georgia) News.  Selected the Georgia Author of the Year in Young Adult Fiction in 2009, 2011, and 2012; received the first Yerby Award, 2013.


NewSouth Books website; Ted Dunagan website; Contemporary authors online.


Salvation of Miss Lucretia. NewSouth, 2014.

Secret of the Saltifa.  NewSouth, 2010.

Trouble on the Tombigbee.  NewSouth, 2011.

Yellow Watermelon. NewSouth, 2007.



Businessman, theatrical director, editor. Born– November 8, 1927. Education– University of New Mexico, B.A.; Christ Church College (Henry Fellowship), Oxford University, M.A. Served in the U.S. Army, 1946; director of Collett, Dickenson, Pearce and Partners in London, -1967; director of Cambridge (England) Theatre Company; publications editor for the National Theatre, London.


John Bainbridge’s Another Way of Living, Holt, 1968, International Authors and Writer’s Who’s Who 1976, and Writer’s Directory, 1984.


Little Friends. London; Faber, 1965.

The Same Language. London; Faber, 1962.

Soothing Foods. London; Faber, 1972.


Calman Cards, Cartoon Cards for Language Practice. London; Longman Group, 1979.



Advertising, writer. Born September 13, 1916, Alexander City.  Parents– Lemuel Belah Coley and Julia Smartt Coley.  Married– Thomas Edward Duncan. Children– Two. Education– Agnes Scott College; University of Minnesota, M.A., and Ed.S.; Coursework at University of Oklahoma and Central Oklahoma State University. Worked as a school psychologist for several years.  President of Group IV Advertising in Birmingham.  Died January 25, 2000.


Jacket to Alabama.


Alabama. Portland, Ore.; Graphic Arts Center Pub. Co., 1983.

Halfway Home. New York; St. Martins, 1979.



Teacher. Born– October 23, 1904, Vaiden, Miss. Parents– Thomas Alston and Mattie (Wright) McKinstry. Married– Jess Duncan. Children– one. Education– Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama.  Taught school in Marshall County, 1921-1925; worked for the Advertiser-Gleam  as columnist and  social editor, 1945-1963; after postgraduate study at the University of Alabama taught at Grassy Junior High School, 1964-. Died October 3, 1991.


SCRIPSIT and Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III.


History of the First Baptist Church (Guntersville), 1907-1957. Guntersville, Ala.; Advertiser-Gleam, 1957.


The History of Marshall County, Alabama. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1969.



High school teacher, agriculture extension director, college president. Born– October 14, 1875, Russellville. Parents– Thomas Fulford and Margaret S. (Hargett) Duncan. Married– Annie Elizabeth Smith, February 26, 1902. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1900; M.S., 1907; graduate study at the University of Tennessee and the University of Illinois, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, honorary LL.D., 1933. Taught agriculture in high schools, 1900-1905; instructor and supervisor of agronomy research at the Alabama Experiment Station, 1905-1909; 4-H work and extension work in home economics, 1909-1920; director of agriculture extension service at API, 1920-1937; president of API, 1935-1947. Member of the Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Alabama Farmers Bureau Federation, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Sigma.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2, and Owen’s The Story of Alabama.


Farm Life Readers. Boston; Silver Burdett & Co., 1913.

DUNCAN, R. SCOT, 1969- .


Biologist; professor of biology.  Born– Gulf Breeze, Florida.  Education; Eckerd College, B.S., 1993;  University of Florida, M.S. in Zoology, 1998; Ph. D., 2001.  Taught at the University of Florida, 2001-02; at Birmingham-Southern College beginning in 2002.  Has conducted research in Costa Rica, Panama, Antartica, and Uganda.  Publishes articles in scientific journals and anthologies.


R. Scot Duncan website


Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity.  University of Alabama Press, 2013.




Dancer; naturalist; author.  As a dancer, performed with Isadora Duncan; member of a dance troupe that performed for soldiers in World War I.  Moved to Fairhope after World War II; self-trained as a naturalist in Alabama and Mexico.


Introduction to The Butterfly Tree, University of Alabama Press, 1991.


Artist’s Mermaid.  New Haven, CT:  Penny Poems, 1960.

Fields of Force:  An Excursion into Hindu Metaphysics as Applied to Biology.  London:  Theosophical Publishing House, 1956.

Private Life of the Protozoa, and of their Neighbors, the Metazoa and the Insect Larvae.  New York: Ronald Press, 1950.

Webs in the Wind:  The Habits of Web-Weaving Spiders.  New York:  Ronald Press, 1949.


DUNN, FLOYD R., 1906-1994


Accountant. Born– March 14, 1906, Winston County. Parents– Jim E. and Laura Gertrude (Buchanan) Dunn. Married– Chlora Curtis, June 8, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Pan American College, 1928; University of Alabama, 1933-1935; studied at La Salle Extension University, 1940-1944 Certified public accountant; worked for various gas companies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Alabama, 1929-1932; accountant in Chattanooga, 1948-1973. Organized and directed the Arley Community Historical Association. Compiled a volume of photographs of and personal letters from governors of each of the fifty states and presented it to the University of Alabama. Died May 1994.


Floyd B. Dunn, Chattanooga, Tenn.


Swimmin’ Holes ‘n’ Fishing Poles. Chattanooga, Tenn.; Brushy Creek Press, 1979.


Professor of German.  Born–July 10, 1974, Rome, Georgia; moved to Tuscaloosa at an early age.  Parents–Robert H. and Nancy (Barker) Dupree.  Education– Swarthmore College, B.A., 1996; Columbia University, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., 2006.  Additional study at the University of Regensburg, the Free University of Berlin, and Humboldt University.  Post-doctoral fellow, Rice University, 2006-2008; professor of German, Georgetown University, 2008- .


The Mask and the Quill:  Actress-Writers in Germany from Enlightenment to Romanticism.  Bucknell University Press, 2011.


Performing Knowledge, 1750-1850. de Gruyter, 2015.



Newspaper correspondent. Born– Mobile. Parents– Francis G. and M. E. (Henry) Ruffin. Education– St. Joseph’s College, Emmitsburg, Md., B.A. Employed as Mobile correspondent for the Birmingham News and Age Herald. Member and president of Alabama Writers Conclave; chairman of the Alabama Anthology Committee; League of American Penwomen. Died June 22, 1972.


Anthology of Alabama Poetry, 1928.


Dungi Speaks. St. Louis, Mo.; Charles E. Luntz Pub., 1958.

Sea Women; Poems. Portland, Me.; House of Falmouth, 1964.

Swallows in the Air; Certain Haiku. Charleston, Ill.; Prairie Press, 1969.


The Anthology of Alabama Poetry, 1928. Atlanta; E. Hartsock, The Bozart Press, 1928.



Civil Rights activist. Born–August 6, 1903, Birmingham. Parents– Sterling and Josephine (Rice) Foster. Married– Clifford Judkins Durr, March 5, 1926. Children– Five. Attended Wellesley College, 1921-23. Member of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare (1938) and the National Committee to Abolish the Poll Tax; active in Henry Wallace Campaign for the presidency. Ran for the U.S. Senate from Virginia on the Progressive Party ticket, 1948.  After many years in Washington, moved to Montgomery in 1952 and became active in civil rights activities. Sister-in-law to Hugo L. Black. Died February 24, 1999.


The papers of Virginia Foster Durr are held by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.



Outside the Magic Circle.


Outside the Magic Circle; the Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.

DYER, JOHN PERCY, 1902-1975


Historian; university professor.  Born– June 24, 1902, New Albany, Miss. Parents– Walker Wadell and Clementine (Snipes) Dyer. Married– Frances Thaxton, 1925. Education– B.A., 1925; Peabody College, B.S., 1926; M.A., 1930; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1932. Taught at Florence State College, 1926-1932; University of Georgia in Atlanta, 1934-1936; Armstrong College, 1936-1939; Tulane University, professor of history and later dean, 1948-75; radio executive and Office of Price Administration employee, 1929-1948. Member of the Southern Historical Association and the Association of University Evening Colleges. New Orleans Cultural Center Commission President, 1960-61.


Contemporary Authors online


“Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1941.

From Shiloh to San Juan. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1961.

The Gallant Hood. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, 1950.

Ivory Towers in the Market Place. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, 1956.

Tulane; the Biography of a University. New York; Harper, 1966.


The Education of American Businessmen. New York; McGraw, 1959.


Postal clerk, nurse. Born– April 6, 1920, Brookwood. Parents– Luther Latham and Amie Estelle (Collins) Hayes. Married– March 29, 1938. Children– Two. Education– dental hygenist program of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1932; certification for the Chicago School of Nursing, 1953. Employed as a clerk for U.S. Selective Service, 1940-1943; clerk U.S. Postal Service, 1946-1947; physician’s office nurse in Birmingham, 1950-1953; office nurse in Graysville, 1953-1981; part-time nurse, Carraway Medical Center, 1981-1982. Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lioness Club, and American Gold Star Mothers.


A source in Adamsville, Ala.


Hallowed Ground. Birmingham, Ala.; EBSCO Medin, 1973.

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor. Birmingham, Ala.; EBSCO Media, 1975.



Attorney; writer. Born– May 17, 1870, Tuscaloosa. Parents– William Russell Smith (President of the University of Alabama) and Wilhelmina Maria (Easby) Smith. Married– Lillian L. Strong, June 5, 1894. Education– Georgetown College (Washington) A.B.; A.M., 1892; LL.B.; LL.M., 1894.  Served in the JAG department, U.S.Army, in World War I; reached the rank of colonel. Served as associate editor Georgetown College Journal; editor, 1891. Admitted to the bar, 1894. Employed as law examiner for the Department of Justice, 1893-1896; special assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1896; pardon attorney, Department of Justice, 1899-1904 assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, 1904-1906.  Quizmaster (instructor) at Georgetown College Law School; taught constitutional history at Georgetown, 1905.  Published many articles, poems, and stories. Died September 26, 1948.  Buried in Arlington Cemetery.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 5.


The Department of Justice, Its History and Functions. Washington, D.C.; W. H. Lowdermilk, 1904.

History of Georgetown University, D.C., 1789-1907. New York; Lewis, 1907.

The Songs of Alcaeus. Washington, D.C.; W. H. Lowdermilk, 1901.

The Songs of Sappho. Washington, D.C.; Stormant & Jackson, 1891-1901.


University professor, college dean. Born– November 20, 1932, Louisville, Miss. Education– Mississippi State University, B.S., 1953; M.A., 1960; Peabody College, M.A., 1957; University of Alabama, Ph,D., 1970. Taught at Dana Jr. High School in San Diego, 1956-1957; professor and Dean of Men at Clarke College, 1958-1962; Birmingham-South College, 1962-1963; University of Alabama, 1963-1975; Auburn University, 1975-. Member of the American and Southern Historical Associations, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Renaissance Society of America, and Southeastern Renaissance Conference.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982.


Henry VII’s Scottish Diplomacy, 1513-1524. New York; Exposition Press, 1971.

Henry VIII and James V’s Regency, 1524-1528. Latham, Md; University Press of America, 1987.



Novelist.  Born– September 15, 1966, Atlanta.  Married; children–one.  Education:  Auburn University.  Worked as a college teacher, newspaper editor, and copyeditor before becoming a freelance author of novels for young people.  Received the National Readers Choice Award for Major Crush; the Aspen Gold Award for Major Crush; the Aspen Gold Award, the Booksellers’ Best Award, and the Beacon Award for The One that I Want.


Contemporary Authors online; Jennifer Echols website.


Biggest Flirts.  NY: Simon Pulse, 2014.

The Boys Next Door.  NY: Simon Pulse Press, 2007.

Dirty Little Secret.  NY: Gallery Books, 2013.

The Ex Games.  NY: Simon Pulse Press, 2009.

Forget You.  NY: MTV Books, 2012.

Going Too Far.  NY: Pocket Books Press, 2009.

Levitating Las Vegas.  New York:  Pocket Books, 2013.

Love Story.  New York:  MTV Books, 2011.

Major Crush.  NY: Simon Pulse Press, 2006.

Most Likely to Succeed.  NY: Simon Pulse, 2014.

The One that I Want.  NY: Simon Pulse, 2012.

Perfect Couple.  NY: Simon Pulse, 2014.

Playing Dirty.  NY: Pocket Books, 2013.

Star Crossed.  NY: Pocket Books, 2013.

Such A Rush.  NY: MTV Books, 2012.




Coach, college president. Born– January 15, 1914. Parents– David Henry and Blanche (Planck) Edington. Married– Marguerite Hass, 1940. Children– Two. Education– Southwestern College at Memphis, A.B., 1934; University of Alabama, M.A., 1938; Austin College, honorary LL.D. Coached at University Military School in Mobile, 1934-1936; Spring Hill College, 1936-1938; assistant president of Southwestern College, 1938-1940; president of Schreiner College, Herrville, Tex., 1950-1971. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Received the Admiral’s Award, the President’s Citation, and the General Foch Medal of France. Awarded status of president emeritus on his retirement at Schreiner College, 1971.  Died April 9, 1998.


Contemporary Authors online and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Big Search. New York; Pageant Press, 1955.

First Aid for the Soul. Herrville, Tex.; Herring Press, 1973.

Some Folks Wonder. Herrville, Tex.; Herring Press, 1972.

Upon This Rock. Herrville, Tex.; Herring Press, 1978.

The Word Made Fresh. 3 vols. Atlanta; John Knox, 1972-1976.


Presbyterian clergyman. Born– November 23, 1878, York, Sumter County, Al. Parents– William and Alice Frances (Morris) Edmonds. Married– Mary Armstrong Fleming, April 30, 1907. Children– Five. Education– Marengo Military Institute, Demopolis;  University of Tennessee, A.B., 1899; Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., B.D., 1907. Ordained to the Presbyterian ministry, 1907. Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, 1907-1913; South Highlands Church, Birmingham, 1913-1915;  founder and pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, 1915-1942; Dean of Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, 1942-1947; pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church, Birmingham, 1949-1952. Columnist for Birmingham Age-Herald, 1942-1960. Honorary degrees:  Cumberland University, LL.D., 1924; University of Alabama, 1924; Tusculum College, LL.D., 1936; Rollins College, (L.H.D., 1948).  Died July 7, 1960.


Lankford, Charlotte, and Monroe, Marian. A Heritage of Witness; South Highland Presbyterian Church, 1888-1988.

Whiting, Marvin Yeomans.  The Bearing Day Is Not Gone;  The Seventy-fifth Anniversary History of Independent Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Alabama, 1915-1990.  Independent Presbyterian Church, 1990.

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4, and files at Alabama Public Library Service.


About the Manger. Boston; Stratford, 1927.

Beginning the Day. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1932.

A Parson’s Notebook. Birmingham, Ala.; Elizabeth Agee’s Bookshelf, 1961.

Sermonettes and Prayers.  Birmingham: Dispatch Printing, 1916.

Studies in Power. Nashville; Cokesbury, 1931.

The Way, the Truth, the Life. Nashville; Cokesbury, 1936.


Artist. Born– June 14, 1914, Clay County, Tenn. Married– Thomas Edwards. Children– Two. Education– Tennessee Technical Institute. President of Athens P.T.A., 1950.


Jacket of The Lure and Lore of Limestone County.


The Donaldsons of Middle Tennessee. Athens, Ala.; Edwards, 1972.


The Lure and Lore of Limestone County. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1978.


University employee. Born– December 6, 1926, Magnolia. Parents– James Marvin and Alma (Shaddix) Anders. Married– Lawrence A. Edwards, June 28, 1952. Children– Two. Education– Jacksonville State University, A.B., 1947; University of Alabama, M.A., 1949; Louisiana State University. Worked for the University of Alabama, 1949-1952; University of North Carolina, 1952-1954; education curator at Magnolia Mound Plantation at Baton Rouge, 1980. Member of Phi Alpha Theta and Kappa Delta Pi.


Gwen A., Edwards, Baton Rouge, La.


Magnolia Mound, a Louisiana River Plantation. Gretna, La.; Pelican Publishing Co., 1984.


Teacher. Born– September 12, 1869, Snow Hill. Parents– James Carmichael Edwards. Originally named Ulysses Grant Edwards; grandfather changed name to William, later he added James. Education– Tuskegee Institute. Organized and operated Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute.


Twenty-five Years in the Black Belt.


Twenty-five Years in the Black Belt. Westport, Conn.; Negro Universities Press, 1970, c1918.


Born– February 25, 1928, Brent. Parents– Harvey A. and Pearlie Hollie Elam. Married– Barbara Jean Horton. Children– One. Married– Beatrice (twice). Married– Mary Elizabeth Wallace. Married– Cammie Kathleen Johnson. Attended Bibb County High School; earned GED diploma while in prison. Served in U.S. Army, 1946-1947; U.S.Air Force, 3 years.. Manufactured illegal whiskey. Incarcerated for a time at the Federal Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base. Died November 1, 2004.


Moonshine ‘Till Dawn.


Bloody Bibb. Brent, Ala.; Elam Enterprises, 1985.

Moonshine ‘Till Dawn. Montevallo, Ala.; Times Printing Co., 1977.


Attorney, seven-term U.S. Congressman. Born– December 20, 1913, Vina. Parents– George W. and Lenora (Massey) Elliott. Married– Jane Hamilton, June 3, 1940, Children– Four. Education– Graduated from Vina High School, 1930 (valedictorian of his class); University of Alabama, A.B., 1933; LL.D., 1936. Practiced law in Russellville and Jasper, 1936; U.S. Commissioner, 1938-1939; recorder for the Jasper City Court, 1939-1942 and 1944-1946. Served in U.S. Army, 1942-1944.  U.S. House of Representatives, 1949-1965. Member or chairman of Veterans Affairs Committee, 1949-1951, Committee on Education and Labor, 1951-1960, Committee on House Administration, 1956-1960, Rules Committee, 1961-1965, Select Committee on Government Research, 1963-1965, Presidents’ Committee on Libraries, 1966-1968, Committee to Investigate the Administration of the State Technical Services Act, advisory board of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Instrumental in passage of the National Defense Education Act, 1958. Member of the American, Alabama, and Walker County Bar Association, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Alpha Delta.  Elected to the Alabama Academy of Honor, 1977. Winner of the first John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, 1990.  The Carl Elliott Regional Library was named in his honor.  Died January 9, 1999.


The papers of Carl Eliott are held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.


Encyclopedia of Alabama online; Who’s Who in American Politics, 1973-1974, and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Annals of Northwest Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1958-1972.

Alabama Coal Miners. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1977.

The Cost of Courage:  The Journey of an American Congressman.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 1992.

Herbert South (1913-1975), Marion County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1978.

Lester D. Williams, Jefferson County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1978.

Robert C. Bice, Jefferson County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1978

William M. Warren, St. Clair County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1979.

William T. Minor, Walker County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1977.

Woodie Roberts, Walker County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1979.


Teacher, travel agent, Born– November 1, 1867, Newborn. Parents– Charner and Isabel (Vann) Wallis. Married– James Thomas Elliott, June 27, 1888. Children– Three. Education– Presbyterian College in Talladega; Normal College, Lebanon, Ohio. Taught in city schools of Talladega. Founded Elliott Tours. Member and organizer of Talladega Women’s Club of Commerce. Ida Academy named for her.


Owen’s Story of Alabama, Vol. 4.


Laugh and Let Laugh, by Grandma. Talladega, Ala.; Roberts & Son, 1900.

Let’s Go. S.l.; s.n., s.d.