ELLIOTT, JAMES WALTER, 1927-1992

Radio announcer. Born– August 12, 1927, Cordova. Parents– Green Smith and Jennie Dew (Pettus) Elliott. Married– Margaret Rose Knight, August 25, 1949. Education– Massey Business College in Birmingham; St. Bernard College in Cullman. Served at radio station WSGN in Birmingham; WKUL in Cullman; WJBB in Haleyville; WFMH in Cullman, WWWR in Russellville; all between 1948-1966; president and general manager of WJOL in Florence. Died October 1992.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol, II.

Publication(s):

Transport to Disaster. New York; Holt, 1962.

ELLIOTT, WILLIAM YOUNG, SR., 1902-1997

Educator, writer, U.S. Steel employee. Born– April 18, 1902, Leeds.  Parents– James Barnett and Ida Lee (Vann) Elliott. Married– Laura Emily Bozeman, February 25, 1928. Children– Three. Education– Birmingham-Southern, B.S., 1926; University of Alabama, M.A., 1929; George Peabody College, 1937. Taught in Jefferson County Public Schools, 1926-1929; Boyles Grammar School in Tarrant, 1929-1937; Birmingham schools, 1937-1942. Worked in the pyrometry department, U.S. Steel in Fairfield, 1942-1966. Author of poems and short stories published in many periodicals and anthologies, including Oberfirst’s Anthology of Short Stories for 1955, 1958, 1959, and 1960. Member of the American Poetry League, American Poets Fellowship Society, Alabama Poetry Society, and the Alabama Writers Conclave.  Won many awards for his writing, including the first prize in the 1960  short story competition of the, New York Writers Guild, 1960; the Pence Prize of the American Poets Fellowship Society, 1967; four first place prizes by the Alabama Writers Conclave, 1967-1968.  Poet laureate of Alabama, 1975-82.  Died October 22, 1997.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976-1977; Who’s Who in Alabama, 1972-1973 and Alabama Public Library Service files.

Publication(s):

Sisu and His Children. S.l.; s.n., 1977.

Skylights; Poems of Inspiration and Devotion, Books 1-3. Birmingham, Ala.; Privately printed, 1951-1959.

Voices; the Universal Scene. Books 1 & 2. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1951-1954.

We Went Singing, and Other Alabama Inspired Poems. Huntsville, Ala.; W. Y. Elliott, 1981.

Wings for the Soul. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1969.

Updated 2011-8-11.

ELLIS, HELEN

Biography;

Writer. Born– Tuscaloosa.  Married.  Education–New York University, M.A. Lives in New York.  Nominated for the Los Angeles Times Best Book and the Southern Critics Circle Best Book of the Year, both for Eating the Cheshire Cat. Professional poker player on the national tournament circuit.

Sources;

Contemporary Authors online.

Publications;

American Housewife. Simon and Schuster,2016.

Eating the Cheshire Cat.  New York:  Scribners, 2000.

Misadventure on a Greek Island.

The Turning: What Curiosity Kills.  New York: Sourcebooks, 2010.

 

ELLISON, RHODA COLEMAN, 1904-2005

College professor, administrator. Born February 15, 1904, Centreville. Education: Randolph-Macon Women’s College, B.A., 1925; Columbia University, M.A., 1929; University of North Carolina, Ph,D., 1945. Taught at Huntingdon College, 1930-1971. Served as Chairman of English Department, 1959-1971. Member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Modern Language Association, Alabama Historical Association, and Phi Beta Kappa. Received the award for best non-fiction book by an Alabama author from the Alabama Library Association, 1985, for _Bibb County_.  The annual Ellison Writers Festival at Huntingdon College is named in her honor.  Died September 12, 2005.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, and Alabama Public Library Service files.

Publication(s):

Bibb County, Alabama; the First Hundred Years, 1818-1919. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1984.

A Checklist of Alabama Imprints, 1807-1870. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1946.

Early Alabama Publications; a Study in Literary Interests. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1947.

History and Bibliography of Alabama Newspapers in the Nineteenth Century. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1954.

History of Huntingdon College, 1854-1954. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1954; rpt. Montgomery:  New South Books, 2004.

ELOVITZ, MARK HARVEY, 1938-

Rabbi, lawyer. Born– May 20, 1938, Pittsburgh, Pa. Parents– Meyer David and Lillian (Werner) Elovitz. Married– Helen Arna Altheim, October 13, 1963. Children– Three. Education– New York University, B.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1973; Jewish Theological Seminary of America, M.H.L., 1962; Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1977. Became a rabbi in 1964. Served as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force, 1964-1967; associate rabbi for a Jewish congregation in Cedarhurst, New York, 1967-1969; rabbi in Birmingham, 1970-1977; practiced law in Birmingham, 1977. Taught at Macalester College and University of Alabama in Birmingham. Served as associate editor of Cumberland Law Review; book editor for the Reconstructionist, 1975-1976. Member Rabbinical Assembly of American Association of Jewish Chaplains, Institute of Religion and Mental Health, New York Board of Rabbis, Birmingham Jewish Federation, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 69.

Publication(s):

A Century of Jewish Life in Dixie; the Birmingham Experience. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1974.

A History of the Jews of Birmingham; 1871-1971. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1973.

Like It Is. (pamphlet sermons) S.l.; Privately printed, 1970.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Right to Die; Medical Ethics, Law and Human Values. S.l.; Alabama Committee for Humanities and Public Policy, 1976.

EMERSON, O. B., 1921-1990.

Professor of English. Born March 1, 1921, Ripley, Tenn. Parents: O.B. and Lola (Bibb) Emerson. Education– Lambuth College, B.A., 1943; Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1946; Ph.D., 1962. Taught English at Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tenn., 1944-45; Taught at the University of Alabama, 1946-1986.  A member of the Modern Language Association, American Dialect Society, National Council of Teachers of English, the Southern Literary Festival Association, the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, and Kappa Sigma.  Served as president of the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama and of the Alabama Council of English Teachers of the Alabama Education Association.  Received the University of Alabama Outstanding Professor Award in 1966 and the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award of the National Alumni Association of the University in 1980.  On his retirement in 1986 the O. B. Emerson Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in his honor, funded by contributions of his colleagues and students.  Died November 11, 1990.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1969-70.

Obituary, Tuscaloosa News, 12 November 1990.

Arts and Sciences Collegian [newsletter of the UA School of Arts and Sciences], Spring 1991.

Publication(s):

Billy Budd and Typee; Notes. Lincoln, Neb.; Cliff’s Notes, 1968.

Faulkner’s Early Literary Reputation in America. Ann Arbor; UMI Research Press, 1984.

Pantosocracy; the Utopian Scheme of Southey and Coleridge. Nashville; Vanderbilt University, 1946.

Editor:

Alabama Prize Stories 1970. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1970.

Southern Literary Culture; a Bibliography of Masters’ and Doctors’ Theses. Rev. ed. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1979.

Papers;

A collection of the papers–largely correspondence–of O. B. Emerson is held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.

EMMET, RICHARD PERRINO, 1929-2011

Lawyer, judge. Born– April 13, 1929, Albertville. Parents– Joseph Herman and Nanna Rose (McMullan) Emmet. Married– Elizabeth Thigpen, October 22, 1955. Children– Five. Married– Amy Hinson. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1955; J.D., 1956. U.S. Army, Korean War. Admitted to the bar in 1955 and practiced law until 1959. Served as judge of the Family Court of Montgomery, 1959-1963; judge for the 15th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, 1963. Taught at Jones Law School, 1957-1960. Elected president of Youth Legislature of Alabama; president of the Alabama Institute of Neurological Development, 1966-1969; president of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Alabama, 1968-1973. Named Outstanding Young Man of Alabama, 1962. Lived the latter part of his life in southern California. Died September 17, 2011.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1978, and files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

I Hope “You” Like These. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1974.

ENGSTFELD, CAROLINE PROWELL, 1880-1949.

Librarian. Born–February 27, 1880,  Dayton, Marengo County. Parents– William J. and Margaret (Jemison) Prowell. Education– Hollins College, Howard College, and Columbia University. Employed by the New York Public Library, 1905-1912; head of Reference at Birmingham Public Library, 1912-1949. Member League of American Penwomen, Alabama Association for the Blind, and the Birmingham Writers Club. Served as treasurer of the Alabama Library Association. Died 1949.

Source:

Alabama Blue Book and Social Register, 1929, and Library Journal, March 15, 1949.

Publication(s):

Bibliography of Alabama Authors. Birmingham, Ala.; Howard College, 1923.

ERICKSON, BEN, 1952-

Biography;

Author.  Born; Mobile, 1952.  Education; graduated from the University of South Alabama.  Has written articles published in journals, reviews, and anthologies.

Sources;

Author information in Climbing Mt. Cheaha.

Publications;

Mobile’s Legal Legacy; Three Hundred Years of Law in the Port City.  Birmingham; Association Publishing Company, 2008.

A Parting Gift.  New York; Warner Books, 2000.

ERNST, MORRIS LEOPOLD, 1888-1976

Attorney. Born– August 23, 1888, Uniontown. Parents– Carl and Sarah (Bernheim) Ernst, Married– Susan Leerburger, 1912 (died 1922); Margaret Samuels, March 1, 1923. Children– Three. Education– Williams College, B.A., 1909; New York Law School, LL.B., 1912. Served as treasurer for shirt manufacturer in Brooklyn, 1911-1912; bookkeeper and salesman, 1911-1915, admitted to New York Bar, 1913. Founded and practiced law with firm Greenbaum, Wolff, and Ernst, 1915-1976, specializing in labor, tax, libel, and censorship cases, including the defense of James Joyce’s Ulysses and the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act. Held several government posts; special assistant to U.S. Attorney General; personal representative of Franklin Roosevelt abroad during World War II; member of Harry Truman’s Civil Rights Commission. a founding member of the National Civil Liberties Bureau, forerunner of the American Civil Liberties Union, American Political Science Association, American Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Gamma Delta.  Named Lawyer of the Year, 1970, by the New York Bar Association; awarded the French Legion of Honor. Died May 21, 1976.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online and Current Biography, 1961.

Publication(s):

America’s Primer. New York; Putnam, 1931.

Back and Forth. Mount Vernon, N.Y.; Peter Pauper Press, 1969.

The Best is Yet …. New York; Harper, 1945.

The Comparative International Almanac. New York; Macmillan, 1967.

Confrontation; a Free Press in a Free Society. New York; New York School of Law, 1975.

The First Freedom. New York; Macmillan, 1946.

The Great Reversals. New York; Weybright and Talley, 1973.

Lawyers and What They Do. New York; F. Watts, 1965.

A Love Affair With The Law. New York; Macmillan, 1968.

Pandect of C.L.D. Mount Vernon, N.Y.; Peter Pauper Press, 1965.

Report of Morris L. Ernst (on Anthracite Coal Industry Commission) Submitted to the Governor of Pennsylvania, May 17, 1937. Harrisburg, Pa.; Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Industry Commission, 1937.

So Far, So Good. New York; Harper, 1948.

Too Big. Boston; Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1940.

Touch Wood; a Year’s Diary. New York; Atheneum, 1960.

The Ultimate Power. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1937.

Untitled; the Diary of My 72nd Year. New York; Luce, 1962.

Utopia 1976. New York; Rinehart, 1955.

Joint_Publication(s):

American Sexual Behavior and the Kinsey Report. New York; Greystone, 1948.

Back and Forth.  Peter Pauper, 1949.

The Censor Marches On. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1940.

Censored; the Private Life of the Movies. New York; Cape and Smith, 1930.

Censorship; the Search for the Obscene. New York; Macmillan, 1964.

For Better or Worse. New York; Harper, 1952.

Hold Your Tongue! New York; William Morrow, 1932.

How High Is Up? Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, 1964.

The People Know Best. Washington, D.C.; Public Affairs Press, 1949.

Privacy; the Right to Be Let Alone. New York; Macmillan, 1962.

Report and Opinion in the Matter of Galindez. New York; s.n., 1958.

Report on the American Communist. New York; Holt, 1952.

The Taming of Technology. New York; Simon and Schuster, 1972.

To the Pure. New York; Viking, 1928.

United States of America, Libellant, Against One Book Entitled Ulysses…. New York; Ballou Press, 1933.

Editor:

The Teacher. Englewood Cliffs, N.Y.; Prentice-Hall, 1967.

Ulysses.  1942 [author of Foreword].  Modern Library, 1942.

Contributor:

The Sex Life of the Unmarried Adult. New York; Vanguard, 1934.

Papers:

The papers of Morris Leopold Ernst are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin.

ERVIN, VIOLET GROSS, 1895-1991

Music teacher. Born– August 14, 1895, LaFollette, Tenn. Parents– Cornelius and Callie (Turner) Gross. Married– Robert Hugh Ervin. Education– Tennessee College for Women, B.A., 1916; Chicago Musical College, Troy State University, M.S., 1958; attended George Peabody College. Taught at Tennessee College for Women; taught private music lessons in Troy, after 1941. Received the Phi Mu Alpha’s Orpheus Award; Ingalls Award for Excellence in Teaching. Member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Federation of Music Clubs.  Died February 1991.

Source:

One Way To Tell It.

Publication(s):

One Way To Tell It. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1982.

EVANS, ZELIA STEPHENS, 1908-1995.

Educator; professor of Education. Born-June 8, 1908, Wetumpka. Parents: Daniel Webster and Lula Jane (Boyd) Stephens. Married Edgar Earnest Evans, December 25, 1940. Education– Alabama State College, B.A., 1938; University of Michigan, M.A., 1945, and Ed.D., 1955.  Post doctoral study at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Taught at Marengo County Training School, 1928-30; in Shelby County, Alabama, 1939-46; in Waynesboro, Virginia, 1946-48. Professor, Head of the Department of Elementary Education,  and Director of the Early Childhood Education Center at Alabama State University, 1949-1972.  Served as president of the Alabama State Teachers Association and of the Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. A member of the  Alabama Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Education, and the American Association of Elementary-Kindergarten-Nursery Educators. Died October 6, 1995.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 1877-1977. Montgomery, Ala.; The Church, 1978.

A Study of Difficulties Encountered by Selected Student Teachers and Beginning Teachers, Elementary Division of Alabama State College, with Implications for the Teacher Education Program.  Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1955.

Tricks of the Trade for Teachers of Language Arts. New York; Exposition Press, 1974.

EVERETT, DONALD EDWARD, 1920-2004

Historian; University professor. Born– December 10, 1920, Auburn. Parents– Edward and Mary Rebecca (Hopkins) Everett. Married– Mary Lou Malancon, September 4, 1949, Children– Two. Education– University of Florida, B.A., 1941; Tulane University, M.A., 1950; Ph.D., 1952. Served in U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Taught at Tulane University, 1952-1953; editorial assistant Mississippi Valley Historical Review; faculty of Trinity University, San Antonio, 1953-91; head of history department, 1966-91. Member of Organization of American Historians, Mississippi Valley Historical Association, and the Southwestern, Southern, Texas, and San Antonio Historical Associations.  Contributor to history journals.  Chair, Board of Editors, Trinity University Press; member Bexar County Historical Survey Commission. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement, 1991.  Died July 6, 2004.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1978, Directory of American Scholars, 7th and Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

San Antonio Legacy. San Antonio, Tex.; Trinity University Press, 1979.

San Antonio; the Flavor of Its Past. San Antonio, Tex.; Trinity University Press, 1975.

San Antonio’s Monte Vista:  Architecture and Society in a Gilded Age.  Maverick, 1999.

Trinity University; a Record of One Hundred Years. San Antonio, Tex.; Trinity University Press, 1968.

Editor:

Chaplain Davis and Hood’s Texas Brigade. San Antonio, Tex.; Principa Press of Trinity University, 1962.

EVERSOLE, FINLEY T., 1935-

Clergyman, editor. Born– December 24, 1935, Birmingham. Parents– Findley Pratt and Frieda Mae (Traweek) Eversole. Married– Mary Ann Knox, June 8, 1958. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1956; Vanderbilt University, B.D. (with honor), 1958; Drew University and the University of Chicago Divinity School. Served as Methodist clergyman; staff associate, Motive Magazine, 1959-1961; editor of Interseminarian and Communique, director of the interseminary movement for the National Student Christian Federation, 1961-1963; editor and director of adult department of Friendship Press, 1963-. Member of American Society of Church History, Institute for Religious and Social Studies, American Society for Aesthetics, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Eta Sigma Phi.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol, 9R.

Joint_Publication(s):

Our Christian Witness in the World of Struggle. S.l.; s.n., 1955.

Editor:

Christian Faith and the Contemporary Arts. New York; Abingdon Press,

FANN, WILLIAM EDWIN, 1930-

Biography:

Psychiatrist; professor of medicine.  Born– March 22, 1930, Mobile. Parents– William Zachary and Elberta (Gulledge) Fann. Married– Virginia Lee James, May 31, 1958. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1955; Medical College of Alabama, M.D., 1959. Served as chief resident in psychiatry, Medical College of Alabama, 1964-1965; assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Medical School, 1965-1971; Duke University Medical School, 1971-74; professor of pharmacology, Baylor University Medical School, 1974. Member of the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Gerontological Society, American Association of University Professors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the New York Academy of Science.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Phenomenology and Treatment of Alcoholism. New York; Spectrum, 1980.

Phenomenology and Treatment of Anxiety. New York; Spectrum, 1979.

Phenomenology and Treatment of Depression. New York; Spectrum, 1977.

Phenomenology and Treatment of Psychophysiological Disorders. New York; Spectrum, 1981.

Phenomenology and Treatment of Psychosexual Disorders. New York; Spectrum, 1983.

Phenomenology and Treatment of Schizophrenia. Jamaica; Spectrum, 1978.

Psychopharmcology of Aging. New York; Plenum, 1980.

Tardive Dyskinesia. New York; Spectrum, 1980.

Treatment of Psychopathology in the Aging. New York; Springer, 1982.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Language of Mental Health. St. Louis; Mosby, 1973.

Editor:

Drug Issues in Geropsychiatry. Baltimore; Williams and Wilkins, 1974.

Joint_Editor:

Psychopharmacology and Aging. New York; Plenum, 1973.

FARISH, HUNTER DICKINSON, 1897-1945

College instructor, researcher. Born– September 12, 1897, Montgomery. Parents– James Hunter and Sallie (Dickinson) Farrish. Education– Princeton University, B.S., 1922; Harvard University, M.A., 1926; Ph.D., 1936. Served as assistant principal Choudrant Agricultural School, 1923-1924; taught at Westminister College, 1926-1937; Director of the Department Research and Records of Colonial Williamsburg, 1937-. Member of the editorial board for William and Mary Quarterly, and the American Antiquarian Society.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2 and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

The Circuit Rider Dismounts. Richmond, Va.; Dietz Press, 1938.

Editor:

The Present State of Virginia and the College. Charlottesville, Va.; Dominion Books, 1940.

Journal & Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian, 1773-1774; a Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion. Williamsburg, Va.; Colonial Williamsburg, 1943.

FARMER, HALLIE, 1891-1960

High school teacher, college professor, dean. Born– August 13, 1891, Anderson, Ind. Parents– Edgar William and Elizabeth Modlia Farmer. Education– Terre Haute Normal School (Indiana State University), B.S., 1917; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1922; Ph.D., 1927; Iowa Wesleyan College, honorary LL.D. Taught public school in Madison County, Muncie and Crawfordsville, Ind.; Ball Teachers College, 1917-1927; Alabama State College for Women, 1927-1956, serving as head of the History Department, later Dean of Social Science Division. Member of AAUW and served as national first vice president; Montevallo Town Council, 1937-1945. Named Distinguished Alumni of Indiana State Teachers College, 1958; elected to Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame; Student Union Building, University of Montevallo, named for her.

Source:

Carolyn H. Edwards’ Hallie Farmer, Crusader for Legislative Reform. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

Publication(s):

The Legislative Process in Alabama. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1944-1947.

Editor:

War Comes to Alabama. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1943.

FARMER, MARGARET PACE, 1912-2007

Teacher, historian. Born– October 28, 1912, Troy. Parents– Matthew Dower and Sarah (Collier) Pace. Married– Curren A. Farmer, December 1, 1934. Children– Four. Education– Troy State College, B.S., 1932. Taught in the schools of Enterprise, Birmingham, and Brundridge.  Wrote a weekly historical column in the Troy Messenger.  Member of the Alabama and Southern Historical Associations and Delta Kappa Gamma; president of Alabama Historical Society, 1959-60. .  Helped to found the Pike County Pioneer Museum, the Pike County Historical Society, and the Pike County Public Library. Received award from American Association for State and Local History. Died January 19, 2007.

Source:

Library of Alabama Lives, 1961, Obituary, Pike County Messenger, January 2007, and Alabama Public Library Service files.

Publication(s):

Historical Highway Markers in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Society, 1965.

History of Pike County, Alabama. Troy, Ala.; s.n., 1953.

One Hundred Fifty Years in Pike County, Alabama, 1821-1971. Anniston, Ala.; Higginbotham, 1973.

Record of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-65, Pike County, Alabama. Troy, Ala.; Pike County Civil War Centennial Commission, 1962.

FARNELL, VIRGINIA FERGUSON, 1920-2008.

Attorney. Born– 1920, Jones County, Miss. Married– Ramon L. Farnell, 1950. Education– Jones County Junior College; University of Alabama, 1942; Jackson Law School. Admitted to the Mississippi Bar, 1948. Worked with her husband’s law practice until 1952. Later worked for a law firm in Montgomery.  Member of the Alabama State Poetry Society.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

Dappled Sunshine. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1971.

FARRAH, ALBERT JOHN, 1863-1944

Law school dean; school superintendent, attorney, professor of law. Born– July 15, 1863, Adrian, Mich. Parents– Thomas and Catherine (Chase) Farrah. Married– Eva A, Wilson, August 28, 1888. Children– One. Education– University of Michigan, LL.B., 1896; Cornell College, A.M., 1906. Served as superintendent of school in Michigamme, Mich., 1889-1894; admitted to Michigan Bar in 1896 and practiced law in Ann Arbor and Battle Creek; taught law at the University of Michigan, 1897-1900; dean and professor of law, John B. Stetson University, 1900-1909; University of Florida, 1909-1912; University of Alabama, 1913-1944; Chairman of the Alabama Board of Law Examiners. Member of the American and Alabama Bar Associations, Phi Delta Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa. Awarded honorary degrees by the University of Alabama (1924) and the University of Florida (1935). Farrah Hall, the former home of the law school at the University of Alabama, was named in his honor. Died June 29, 1944.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2; Addresses, papers, and letters.

Publication(s):

Albert John Farrah, 1863-1944; Addresses Papers and Letters. Montevallo, Ala.; s.n., 1946.

Cases on the Law of Husband and Wife. Ann Arbor; G. Wahr, 1900.

Papers;

The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds a collection of papers of Dean Albert John Farrah.

FARRAR, LARSTON DAWN, 1915-1970

Newspaper correspondent, writer, Born– February 25, 1915, Birmingham. Parents– Sam Cross and Mabel Elon (Canterbury) Farrar. Married. Children– One. Education– Attended Birmingham-Southern College, and Emory University; Millsap College, A.B., 1940. Served as secretary for the Corinth, Miss. Chamber of Commerce, 1940-1941; Johnson City, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, 1941-1942; editor of Nation’s Business, 1942-1943; assistant to the Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1943-1944; correspondent for Gannett National Service, 1945-1946; free-lance writer, 1946-; publisher of American Surveyor, Photogrammitrist, and Author and Journalist. Correspondent for several business journals.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vols. 1R and 29R.

Publication(s):

Conflict of Interest. New York; Bartholomew House, 1970.

How to Make $18,000 a Year Free-Lance Writing. New York; Hawthorn, 1957.

The Sins of Sandra Shaw. New York; Signet Books, 1958.

Successful Writers and How They Work. New York; Hawthorn, 1959.

Washington Lowdown. New York; Signet Books, 1956.

Whatever Happened to the White Backlash? New York; Macfadden, 1965.

FEIDELSON, CHARLES N., 1886-1967

Attorney, judge, editor. Born– July 23, 1886, New York City. Parents– Max and Rachel (Haddas) Feidelson. Married– Adeline Brady Falk, November 15, 1916. Children– Three. Education– University of Georgia, A.B., 1906; LL.B., 1908. Admitted to the Georgia Bar, 1908. Practiced law in Savannah; judge of juvenile court, 1915-1919; editor of the Wilmington (N.C.) Star, 1919-1921; Richmond Dispatch, 1921-1922; journalism instructor at the College of William and Mary, 1922-1924; associate editor for the Birmingham Age-Herald, 1925-1935; regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, 1935-1941; associate editor and columnist for the Birmingham News, 1941-1948; taught history at Florence State College, 1948-1949; radio commentator, 1949-; lecturer; special assistant to the Secretary of Labor, Washington.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.

Publication(s):

Plea for the Jew of Ghetto. Savannah, Ga.; s.n., 1910.

FELDMAN, GLENN, 1962-2015

Biography;

Historian; university professor.  Born– May 30, 1962,Birmingham.  Parents– Brian and Julia Burgos Feldman. Married– Jeannie Reed.  Children–two.  Education–Birmingham-Southern, B.A. in political science and economics, 1983; Vanderbilt, M.A. in political science, 1986; Birmingham-Southern, B.S. in secondary education, 1989; Auburn, M.A.in history, 1992, Ph. D. in history, 1996.  Professor of history at UAB, 1996-2015; taught Economics and African American Studies ;  served as Director of the Center for Labor Education and Research.  Has published over 150 articles in professional journals.  Member Alabama Historical Association, Southern Historical Association, AAUP. Died October 19, 2015.

Source;

UAB website; obituary.

Publications;

The Disfranchisement Myth:  Poor Whites and Suffrage Restriction in Alabama.  University of Georgia Press, 2004.

From Demagogue to Dixiecrat:  Horace Wilkinson and the Politics of Race.  Lanham, Md:  University Press of America, 1995.

The Great Melding:  War, the Dixiecrat Rebellion, and the Southern Model for America’s New Conservatism.  University of Alabama Press, 2015.

The Irony of the Solid South:  Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865-1944.  University of Alabama, 2013.

Politics, Society, and the Klan in Alabama, 1915-1949.  University of Alabama, 1999.

Editor;

Before Brown:  Civil Rights and White Backlash in the Modern South.  University of Alabama Press, 2004

Nation within a Nation:  The American South and the Federal Government.  University Press of Florida, 2014.

Painting Dixie Red:  When, where, why and how the South Became Republican.  University Press of Florida, 2011.

Politics and Religion in the White South.  University Press of Kentucky, 2005.

Reading Southern History:  Essays on Interpreters and Interpretations.  University of Alabama Press, 2001.

Joint_Editor;

History and Hope in the Heart of Dixie: Scholarship, Activism, and Wayne Flynt in the Modern South.  University of Alabama Press,

2006.

 

FELGAR, ROBERT, III, 1944-

University professor. Born– February 7, 1944, Indianapolis, Ind. Parents– Robert and Dorothy Felgar. Married– Cynthia Sass, May 13, 1965. Children– Two. Education– Occidental College, B.A., 1966; Duke University, M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1970. Taught at Duke, 1969-1970; Virginia Wesleyan College, 1970-1971; Jacksonville State University, 1971-.

Source:

Robert Felgar, III.

Publication(s):

Richard Wright. Boston; Twayne Publishers, 1980.

Contributor:

Dictionary of the Black Theatre. Westport, Conn.; Greenwood Press, 1983.

FELKENES, GEORGE THEODORE, 1930-

Attorney, investigator, university professor. Born– November 19, 1930, Dayton, Ohio. Married– Sandra Weeks Hartness, March 24, 1961. Education– University of Maryland, B.S., and J.D.; California State University at Long Beach, M.A., 1968; University of California at Berkeley, D.Crim., 1970. Served as an attorney and investigator for Federal Trade Commission, 1961; taught at California State University, 1971; professor of Criminology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1971-. Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Service, California Peace Officers Association, and Phi Alpha Delta.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 57.

Publication(s):

Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1978.

The Criminal Justice Doctorate …. Chicago; Joint Commission on Criminology and Criminal Justice Education and Standards, 1980.

The Criminal Justice System. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1973.

Criminal Law and Procedure. Englewood Cliff, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1975.

Effective Public Supervision. San Jose, Calif.; Justice Systems Development, 1977.

Michigan Criminal Justice Law Manual. St. Paul; West Pub. Co., 1982.

Rules of Evidence. Albany, N.Y.; Delmar Publishers, 1974.

Joint_Publication(s):

Law Enforcement; a Selected Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.; Scarecrow, 1968.

New Dimensions in Criminal Justice. Metuchen, N.J.; Scarecrow, 1968.

Police-Community Relations. Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Goodyear, 1974.

Joint_Compiler:

Police Patrol Operations; Purpose, Plans, Programs and Technology. Berkeley, Calif.; McCutchan Pub. Corp., 1972.

FELLOWS, ALICE, 1928-

Born– November 13, 1928, Tuscaloosa. Married– Gerald Strauss. Children– Two. Education– graduated from the University of Alabama, 1948 (student of Hudson Strode);  Columbia University, M.A. (history), 1951.  Awarded Eugene F. Saxon Fellowship for 1948-1949.

Source:

The Alabama Librarian, January, 1952, and Contemporary Authors, Vol. 9R.

Publication(s):

Laurel, a Novel. New York; Harcourt, 1950.

FENDLEY, ERIN LIVINGSTON, 1904-1987

Music teacher. Born– September 4, 1904, Selma. Parents– John David and Annie Lee (Burke) Livingston. Married– Edward P. Fendley, June 12, 1924. Children– Two. Education– Athens College, 1920-1922; Detroit Institute of Musical Arts, 1922-1924. Taught in the public schools of Live Oak and Leesburg, Fla.; Grove Hill and Demopolis, Ala. Member of the Alabama Music Educators Association. Died November 4, 1987.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1970.

Publication(s):

38 Years of Fried Chicken. S.l.; s.n., s.d. (listed in biographic source only.)

FENOLLOSA, MARY McNEILL, 1865-1954

Secretary, writer. Born– Mobile. Parents– William Stoddard and Laura (Sibley) McNeill. Married– Ludoph Chester. Children– One. Married– Ledyard Scott. Married– Ernest Fenollosa, December 28, 1895. Served as secretary to Ernest Fenollosa, curator of Oriental art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Used pen name, Sidney McCall. Member of the Society of Dramatists and Composers, Writers’ Branch of Equal Suffrage, and the Pen and Ink Club.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3., and Alabama Public Library Service files.

Publication(s):

Ariadne of Allan Water. Boston; Little, Brown, 1914.

Blossoms of a Japanese Garden. New York; Stokes, 1915.

Christopher Laird. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1919.

The Dragon Painter. Boston; Little, Brown, 1906.

Hirosige; the Artist of Mist, Snow and Rain. San Francisco; Vickery, Atkins & Torrey, 1901.

Out of the Nest; a Flight of Verses. Boston; Little, Brown, 1899.

Red Horse Hill. Boston; Little, Brown, 1909.

The Stirrup Latch. Boston; Little, Brown, 1915.

The Strange Woman. New York; Dodd, 1914.

Sunshine Beggars. Boston; Little, Brown, 1918.

Truth Dexter. Boston; Little, Brown, 1906.

Editor:

Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art. New York; Stokes, 1912.

FERRELL, CHILES CLIFTON, 1865-1915

University professor, writer. Born– August 20, 1865, Greenville, S.C. Parents– James Overton and Elizabeth Ann (Austin) Ferrell. Married– Tenny Marr Taliaferro, August 16, 1899. Education– Vanderbilt University, A.B., 1885; M.A., 1886; University of Leipzig, Ph.D., 1892. Taught modern languages at the University of Mississippi, 1893-1905; Germanic languages, 1905-1908; writer in Birmingham, 1908-1915.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1 and Library of Southern Literature.

Publication(s):

Teutonic Antiquities in the Anglo-Saxon Genesis. Halle; E. Karras, 1893.

Editor:

Sappho; Trauerspiel in Funf Aufzhugen. Boston; Ginn and Company, 1899.

FIDLER, WILLIAM PERRY, 1906-

University professor, editor, consultant. Born– July 29, 1906, Birmingham. Parents– Ora William and Blanche (Perry) Fidler. Married– Alice Adeline Gardiner, January 29, 1929. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1928; Harvard University, M.A., 1930; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1947. Taught English at the University of Alabama, 1930-1956; on editorial staff of AAUP Bulletin; editor, 1958-1960; consultant for the U.S. Employment Office and the Library of Congress (copyright law). Member of AAUP, ACLU, American Studies Association, and Pi Alpha Theta.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1978.

Publication(s):

Augusta Evans Wilson, 1835-1909; a Biography. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1951.

Joint_Editor:

Contemporary Southern Prose. Boston; Heath, 1940.

FIELDS, JULIA, 1938-

School teacher, poet-in-residence. Born– January 18, 1938, Bessemer. Education– Knoxville College, B.S., 1961; Bread Loaf School of English, M.A., 1972; University of Edinburgh. Taught school in Birmingham and served as poet-in-residence at numerous colleges and universities. Awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts, 1968; Seventh Conrad Kent Rivers Memorial Fund in 1972.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 73,

Publication(s):

East of Moonlight. Charlotte; Red Clay Books, 1973.

Green Lion of Zion Street. New York; McElderry Books, 1988.

I Heard a Young Man Saying. Detroit, Mich.; Broadside Press, 1966.

Poems. New York; Poets Press, 1968.

Slow Coins. Washington, D.C.; Three Continents, 1981.

FIES, MILTON HENRY, 1882-1970

Engineer, businessman, consultant. Born– August 31, 1882, Birmingham. Parents– Jacob and Fannie (Kahm) Fies. Married– Rose Mayer, January 1, 1907. Education– Columbia University, School of Mines, B.S., 1904. Served as mining engineer, superintendent of mines, general superintendent, 1910; general superintendent of mines, Birmingham Coal and Iron Company, 1910-1912; vice president of DeBardeleben Coal Company, Birmingham and Walker County, 1912-1944; independent consultant, 1944-. Handled the Alabama Power Company’s first experiment in underground gasification of coal in the U.S. Member and chairman of the Walker County Board of Education for ten years. Appointed postmaster at Lipsey, Walker County, 1913. Received an honorary D. Sci., University of Alabama, 1936. A Masonic lodge in Jefferson County was named in his honor. Died October 20, 1970.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.

Publication(s):

The Man With the Light on His Cap. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1960.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Second Underground Gasification Experiment at Gorgas, Alabama. S.l.; U.S. Bureau of Mines in cooperation with Alabama Power Company, 1949

Strippable Coal in the Fabius Area, Jackson County, Alabama. University, Ala.; Division of Economic Geology, University of Alabama, 1970.

FIES, ROSE MAYER

Born– Meadville, Miss. Parents– Henry Clay and Bertha (Deutch) Mayer. Married– Milton Henry Fies, January 1, 1907.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.

Publication(s):

Sipsey Portraits and Other Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Fies, 1943.

FIGH, MARGARET GILLIS, 1896-1984

College instructor of English. Born– July 12, 1896, Brewton. Parents–David  and Martha F. Gillis.  Married– John Poston Figh. Children–one.  Education– Judson College, A.B., 1916; University of Alabama, M.A., 1917; Columbia University, M.A. Taught in Alabama high schools until 1924; Huntingdon College, 1924-1972; University of Alabama, Montgomery Center, 1937-1942. Member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society, and Southeastern Folklore Society. Died December 11, 1984.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, and Alabama Public Library Service files.

Joint_Publication(s):

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1969.

A Word List from “Bill Arp” and “Rufus Sanders”. Greensboro, N.C.; American Dialect Society, 1950.

FINN, SIDNEY BERNARD, 1908-1979

Dentist, university professor. Born– February 2, 1908, Freedom, Pa. Parents– Abel and Rebecca (Gordon) Finn. Married– Irma Harriett Rubens, May 7, 1938. Children– Two. Education– Ohio State University, B.A., 1930; Harvard University, D.M.D., 1934; University of Rochester, M.A. Practiced dentistry in Rochester, N.Y., 1935-1938; associate research dentist, New York Department of Health, 1944-1950; chairman of the Department of Pedodontics and professor of dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1951-1958; chairman of applied research for the Institute of Dental Research and professor of dentistry, 1968-1974; director of dental clinics for the Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind, 1951-1974. Received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Alabama Medical Center, 1970; Distinguished Alumni Award from Harvard University, 1975. Member of the American Dental Association and International Association for Dental Research.  Died June 6, 1979.

Source:

Who’s Who online

Joint_Publication(s):

Clinical Pedodontics. 4th ed. Philadelphia; Saunders, 1973.

Editor:

The Biology of the Dental Pulp Organ. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1968.

Joint_Editor:

Yearbook of Dentistry. Chicago; Year Book Medical Publishers, 1967-1975.

FINNELL, WOOLSEY, 1866-1955

Engineer, law enforcement officer. Born– October 24, 1866, Tuscaloosa. Parents– Adoniram Judson and Narcissa (Durrett) Finnell. Married– Margaret Hagler, October 21, 1890. Children– Eight. Education– University of Alabama, C.E., 1887. Employed as an axeman by the Kansas City Railroad, 1887; chief engineer for same railroad; opened a construction engineer office in Tuscaloosa, 1894; probate judge, Tuscaloosa County; director of Alabama State Highway Department, 1927; served with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Served with the 501st Engineers in France during World War I. Organized the first Masonic club in France. Charter member of the American Society of Military Engineers; member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  The Woolsey Finnell Bridge over the Black Warrior River at Tuscaloosa is named in his honor.  Died October 24, 1866.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.

Publication(s):

Reverend Daniel Brown of Culpeper County, Virginia, and Allied Families. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1954.

FITZGERALD, ARTHUR ERNEST, 1926-

Government employee, consultant. Born– Birmingham. Married– Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.S. (industrial engineering). Employed by the Pentagon as Deputy for Management Systems, 1965-1969; consultant in McLean, Va. after 1969. Testified before a Senate Committee in 1968 on two billion dollar overrun on contract for C5A cargo plane construction. Position with Pentagon later eliminated.

Source:

Alabama Public Library Service files, Ramparts Magazine, June 1974, and Harpers, July 1974.

Publication(s):

The High Priests of Waste. New York; Norton, 1972.

The Pentagonists; an Insider’s View of Waste, Mismanagement, and Fraud in Defense Spending. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1989.

FITZGERALD, ZELDA SAYRE, 1900-1948

Writer, artist. Born– July 24, 1900, Montgomery. Parents– Anthony and Minnie (Machen) Sayre. Married– F. Scott Fitzgerald, April 3, 1920. Children– One. Lived in New York City and Paris, later returning to Montgomery. From 1930 until her death in 1948, she spent time in several clinics suffering from emotional problems. During these years, wrote, painted, sketched and studied ballet. Died at Highland Hospital in North Carolina, March 10, 1948.

Source:

Zelda, A Biography, by Nancy Milford. New York; Harper, 1970.

Publication(s):

Bits of Paradise: 21 Uncollected Stories by F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.  New York:  Scribners, 1973.

The Collected Writings. New York; Maxwell MacMillan, 1991.

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda (Correspondence).  St. Martin’s Press, 2002.

Save Me the Waltz. New York; Scribner, 1932.

Scandalabra. Bloomfield Hill; Bruccoli Clark, 1980.

Caesar’s Things (unpublished novel).

Papers:

A collection of the papers of Zelda Fitzgerald is held by the library at Princeton University.

FITZPATRICK, PHILIP MATTHEW, 1915-2004

Physicist, university professor. Born– September 17, 1915, New York City. Education– University of Oklahoma, B.S., 1950; M.S., 1951; Ph.D., 1955. Employed as assistant physicist at the University of Oklahoma, 1953-1955; physicist for the U.S. Navy Mine Defense in Florida, 1955-1959; U.S. Navy Proving Ground, Eglin A.F.B., 1959-1962; professor of mathematics, Auburn University, 1968-1982. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement. Died September 1, 2004.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1982. Auburn University website.

Publication(s):

Principles of Celestial Mechanics. New York; Academic Press, 1970.

FLEMING, WALTER LYNWOOD, 1874-1932

Historian; University professor and administrator. Born– April 8, 1874, Brundridge. Parents– William Leroy and Mary Love (Edwood) Fleming. Married– Mary Wright Boyd, September 17, 1902. Children– Four. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1896; M.A., 1897; Columbia University, A.M., 1901; Ph.D., 1904.  Instructor in history and English and assistant librarian at Auburn, 1896-1900.  Served with the Alabama Voluntary Infantry in the Spanish-American War, 1898. Taught at West Virginia University, 1903-1907; Louisiana State University, 1907-1917; Vanderbilt University, 1917-1928; dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1923-1926. Author of 166 articles and reviews.  Member of the editorial board of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 1922.  Nashville Agrarian volume, I’ll Take My Stand (1930) was dedicated to him.  LSU established the Walter Lynwood Fleming lecture series in Southern history in his  honor.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1; Owen’s The Story of Alabama, and Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 1.

Publication(s):

Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama. New York; Columbia University Press, 1905.

Documentary History of Reconstruction; Political, Military, Social, Religious, Educational & Industrial, 1861 to the Present Time. Cleveland, Ohio; A. H. Clarke Co., 1906-1907.

The Freedman’s Savings Bank. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1927.

History of Louisiana State University (1860-1896). Sewanee, Tenn.; The University of the South Press, 1931.

The Reconstruction of the Seceded States, 1865-76. Albany, N.Y.; New York State Education Department, 1905.

The Reconstruction Period; a Syllabus & Reference List. Morgantown, W. Va.; A. G. Sturgiss, 1904.

The Sequel to Appomatox …. New Haven, Conn.; Yale University Press, 1921.

Southern Biography. (Vols. 11 & 12 in The South in the Building of the Nation) Richmond, Va.; Southern Historical Publication Society, 1909-1913.

Editor:

Documents Relating to Reconstruction. Morgantown, W. Va.; s.n., 1904.

General W.T. Sherman as College President; a Collection of Letters, Documents, and Other Material …. Cleveland, Ohio; The Arthur M. Clarke Co., 1912.

Ku Klux Klan, its Origin, Growth and Disbandment. New York; Neale Pub. Co., 1905.

FLOYD, DENNIS STEWART, 1925-2001

Teacher, university instructor. Born– Guntersville, February 28, 1925. Parents– Dennis and Annie Mae (Stewart) Floyd. Education– A.M.E. Church School and Lakeview School in Guntersville; Central State College in Ohio, B.A.; Michigan State University, M.A. Served as a teacher with the Peace Corps in Liberia; taught at the Universities of Michigan and Maryland. Died January 17, 2001.

Source:

SCRIPSIT.

Publication(s):

Liberian Folk-tales as They Were Told to Me by Her Children. Washington, D.C.; Alrag Productions, 1974.

FLOYD, JOHN ALEX, JR., 1948-

Publishing executive; horticulturist, editor, writer. Born– February 21, 1948, Selma. Parents– Alex and Louise (Johnson) Floyd. Married– Pamela Lorene Billups.  Children–two. Education– Auburn University, B.S., 1970; M.S., 1972; Clemson University, Ph.D., 1975. Served as an agricultural science assistant at Clemson, 1973-1975; headed agricultural technical program at Jefferson State Junior College, 1975-1977; senior horticulturist for “Southern Living”, 1977-84; editorial director for Southern Accents, 1985-87; editorial director for Creative Ideas and Cooking Light, 1987-88; director of marketing services, Southern Progress Corporation, 1988-97; vice-president, Southern Progress Corp. and editor-in-chief of Southern Living, 1991-2008. Member Board of Directors, University of North Carolina Botanical Gardens, 1988-81; member Board of Directors, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham; member Garden Writers of America, Birmingham Botanical Society, American Horticultural Society.

Source:

Marquis Who’s Who online; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982 and Auburn Alumni News, January 1985.

Joint_Publication(s):

An Investigation into the Physical and Psychological Response of the Visual Handicapped to Some Selected Woody and Herbaceous Plant Material. Clemson, S.C.; South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, 197-.

Southern Living Gardening Guide. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1981.

Southern Living Gardening; Trees & Shrubs, Ground Covers, Vines. Birmingham, Ala.; Progressive Farmer Co., 1980.

Southern Living Growing Vegetables and Herbs With Recipes for the Fresh Harvest. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1984.

FLYNT, JAMES WAYNE, 1940-

University professor. Born– October 4, 1940. Spent youth in Anniston. Married– Dorothy Ann Smith. Children– Two. Education– Howard College, A.B., 1961; Florida State University, M.S., 1962; Ph.D., 1965. Taught at Samford University, 1965-1977; head of History Department, Auburn University, 1977-. Honored by the Florida Historical Society for best book on Florida, 1972; inducted into the Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors, 1983. Member of the Southern Historical Association and the Association of Southern Labor History.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, and Alabama Public Library Service files.

Publication(s):

Ban, Burn and Ignore; Writing and Publishing Books in the South. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University to Alabama Press, 1989.

Cracker Messiah; Governor Sidney J. Catts of Florida. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1977.

Dixie’s Forgotten People; the South’s Poor Whites. Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University, 1979.

Duncan Upshaw Fletcher; Dixie’s Reluctant Progressive. Tallahassee, Fla.; Florida State University, 1971.

Mine, Mill and Microchip; a Chronicle of Alabama Enterprise. Northridge, Calif.; Windsor Publications, 1987.

Montgomery; an Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, Calif.; Windsor Publications, 1980.

Poor But Proud; Alabama’s Poor Whites. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1989.

Southern Poor Whites; a Selected Annotated Bibliography of Published Sources. New York; Garland, 1981.

Who Are the Poor? Auburn, Ala.; Auburn University, 1989.

Joint_Publication(s):

You Can’t Eat Magnolias. New York; McGraw Hill, 1972.

FOLEY, ALBERT SIDNEY, 1912-1990

Jesuit priest; sociologist; college professor. Born– November 6, 1912, New Orleans. Parents– Albert S. and Gertrude Emily (Mavor) Foley. Education– St. Louis University, A.B., 1935; M.A., 1936; M.A., 1948; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1950; post doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, 1952-1953. Entered the Jesuit Order (Society of Jesus) in 1929; ordained 1942. Taught at St. Louis University, 1950-1952; Spring Hill College, 1937-1939; 1944-1947, and 1953-. At Spring Hill, served as chairman of the Department of Sociology and Psychology and as director of the Human Relations Center.  Suppported racial equality but urged moderation and a gradual approach; helped mediate the desegration of Mobile’s downtown lunch counters. .  Awarded a grant to conduct workshops for high school teachers to help prepare the way for integration of schools.  The Albert S. Foley Community Service Center at Spring Hill College is named in his honor. Died December 2, 1990.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. II.

Publication(s):

Bishop Healy; Beloved Outcast …. New York; Farrar, Straus & Young, 1954.

Dream of an Outcast; Patrick F. Healy, S.J.; the Story of the Slaveborn Georgian Who Became the Second Founder of America’s First Great Catholic University, Georgetown. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1976.

God’s Men of Color:  The Colored Catholic Priests of the United States, 1854-1954.  New York:  Farrar, Straus, 1955.

A Modern Galahad; St. John Berchmans. Milwaukee, Wisc.; The Bruce Pub. Co., 1937.

St. Regis, a Social Crusader. Milwaukee, Wisc.; The Bruce Pub. Co., 1941.

Joint_Publication(s):

Democratic Living. Chicago; Loyola University Press, 1953.

FOLKERTS, GEORGE WILLIAMS, 1938-

University professor. Born– November 26, 1938, Beardstown, Ill. Parents– George C. and Mathilda (Schuette) Folkerts. Married– Denise Millare, June 12, 1965. Children– Two. Education– Southern Illinois University, B.A., 1961; M.A., 1963; Auburn, Ph.D., 1968. Taught at Clemson University, 1968-1969; Auburn University, 1969-. Served as a consultant to environmental organizations. Member of the Society for the Study of Organic Evolution, Society of Systematic Zoology, Herpetologist’s League, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Alabama Conservancy, and Sigma Xi.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 53.

Joint_Publication(s):

Environmental Problems. Dubuque, Iowa; W. C. Brown, 1973.

FOOTE, GASTON, 1902-1989

Methodist minister. Born– September 6, 1902, Comanche County, Tex. Parents– Charles and Ola (Smith) Foote. Married– Lucy Lee Young, 1927. Children– One. Education– Southern Methodist University, B.D., M.A.; Iliff School of Theology, Th.D.  Admitted to the Northwest Texas Methodist Conference, 1924. Served churches in Amarillo, Pampas and Fort Worth, Tex.; Little Rock, Ark.; Montgomery (1941-1944), Ala.; Dayton, Ohio. Religion editor for Ft. Worth Star Telegram. Awarded honorary degrees by Miami University of Ohio; Wilberforce University; and Texas Wesleyan University. Died February 25, 1989.

Source:

Encyclopedia of World Methodism.

Publication(s):

After This Manner. Fort Worth, Tex.; Hilburn Printing Co., 19–.

Communion Meditations. New York; Abingdon Press, 1951.

Footnotes; Sidewalk Sermonettes …. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1956.

How God Helps. New York; Abingdon Press, 1960.

Just Plain Bread …. Nashville; The Parthenon Press, 1938.

Keys to Conquest …. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1933.

Lamps Without Oil. Montgomery, Ala.; The Paragon Press, 1944.

Living in Four Dimensions. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1953.

The Transformation of the Twelve. New York; Abingdon Press, 1958.

The Words of Jesus from the Cross. Dayton; Otterbein Press, 1948.

FORD, JESSE HILL, JR., 1928-1996

Public relations, reporter, writer. Born– December 28, 1928, Troy. Parents– Jesse Hill and Lucille (Musgrove) Ford. Married– Sally Davis. Children–four.  Married Lillian Pellettieri Chandler.  Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1951; University of Florida, M.A., 1955; University of Oslo, 1961-1962. Reporter for the Nashville Tennessean while at Vanderbilt. Served as a naval officer during Korean War. Employed as news writer by the Florida Extension Division, 1953-1955; director of public relations for the Tennessee Medical Association, 1955-1956; assistant director of public relations for American Medical Association, 1956-1957; writer-in-residence at the University of Rochester, 1974; Memphis State University; and the University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1977-78. Free-lance writer, 1977-96. Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Alabama Library Association Author’s Awards, 1966. National Book Award, 1966; Edgar Award for best short story, 1976. Died June 1, 1996.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1978.

Publication(s):

The Conversion of Buster Drumwright. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1964.

The Feast of St. Barnabas. Boston; Little, Brown, 1969.

Fishes, Birds and Sons of Men. Boston; Little, Brown, 1967.

The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones. Boston; Little, Brown, 1965.

The Life of Edward Potter, Jr. Nashville; Commerce Union Bank, 1977.

Mountains of Gilead. Boston; Little, Brown, 1961.

The Raider. Boston; Little, Brown, 1975.

FORD, TOMMY, 1955-

Sports administrator; sportswriter.  Born– November 9, 1955, Gadsden. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1978. While a student, sports reporter and sports editor for the Crimson-White. Employed by a bank in Gadsden; Gadsden Metro Chamber of Commerce; Etowah Expansion Association for two years; field representative for the University of Alabama National Alumni Association; assistant athletic director, University of Alabama.

Source:

Book jacket for Bama Under Bear.

Publication(s):

Alabama Crimson Domination.  2013.

Alabama’s Crimson Mission.  2016.

Bama Under Bear; Alabama’s Family Tides. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode Publishing Co., 198.

Tornado to National Title #14.

University of Alabama All-Access Football Vault.  Atlanta: Whitman, 2009.

Joint_Publications;

Alabama-Auburn Rivalry Football Vault.  Atlanta:  Whitman, 2009.

Bear Bryant on Leadership. Charleston:  Advantage, 2010.

A Season to Remember: Faith in the Midst of the Storm.  Nashville;  B & H Publishing Group, 2014.

FOREMAN, MARY DOUGLAS FUNDABURK, 1925-

Artist; book designer. Born– January 8, 1925, Luverne. Married– Max M. Foreman. Children– Three. Education– Huntingdon College; Ohio State University, B.F.A. Also studied at Troy State Teachers College and Columbia University.

Source:

Alabama Public Library Service Files.

Publication(s):

Pocket Guide to the Location of Art in the United States. Luverne, Ala.; Fundaburk, 1977.

Contributor:

Art in the Environment in the United States. Luverne, Ala.; Fundaburk, 1975.

Visual Arts in the United States. Luverne, Ala.; Fundaburk, 1976.

Joint_Editor:

Sun Circles and Human Hands. Luverne, Ala.; Fundaburk, 1957.

FORMICHELLA, JOE, 1955-

Biography;

Writer. Education–University of South Alabama, M.A., 1996.  Publishes articles and stories in journals and anthologies.  Winner of the 1993 Hackney Award for Short Fiction.  Pushcart Prize nominee.

Source;

Author profiles in Climbing Mt. Cheaha.

Publications;

Here’s to You, Jackie Robinson; The Legend of the Prichard Mohawks. MacAdam/Cage, 2004.

Murder Creek; The ‘Unfortunate Incident’ That Befell Annie Jean Barnes. River City Publishing, 2007.

Staying Ahead of the Posse;  The Ben Jobe Story. River City Publishing, 2008.

The Wreck of the Twilight Limited. MacAdam/Cage, 2004.

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