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. Graduated from UA Law School in 1936; admitted to the Alabama Bar, 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. Private practice of law, 1966-1990. 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 in Jasper was named in his honor.  Died January 9, 1999.


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.


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


Teacher, travel agent, Born– November 1, 1867, Newbern. 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, a successful travel agency. Founded the Elliott Museum, exhibiting items she had collected in her travels. Member and organizer of Talladega Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Helped to organize a school in Howell’s Cove Community; it was named Ida Academy in her honor.  Died August 14, 1961.



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.


Radio announcer and station executive; free-lance journalist. 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.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. II.


Transport to Disaster. New York; Holt, 1962.


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. Awarded honorary degrees by the Free University of Asia (Karachi, Pakistan) and World University, Madras. Named fourth Poet Laureate of Alabama by Governor George Wallace, 1975-82.  Died October 22, 1997.


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


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.



Writer; professional poker player. Born– Tuscaloosa.  Married–Lex Harris.   Education–University of Colorado, B.A.; New York University, M.A., 1997. 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.


Contemporary Authors online.


American Housewife. Simon and Schuster,2016.

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

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




Psychologist; university professor. Born September 14, 1924, St. Clair County.  Parents–Olin Ott and Willie Brock Ellis. Married–Mattie Katherine (Kay) Martin. Children–five. Education; Howard College, B.A., 1951; University of Alabama, M.A., 1953; Louisiana State University, Ph. D., 1957.  Taught at Peabody College of Education and Human Development; and at the University of Alabama, 1964-1991. Founded and edited the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation. Awarded emeritus status at the University of Alabama on his retirement in 1991. Received many professional awards, including the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award (1984) and the Outstanding Scholar Award (1986) at the University of Alabama, as well as an endowed scholarship named in his honor in the UA College of Arts and Sciences. Also awarded the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Award; the Edgar A. Doll Memorial Award; and others. An award-winning woodworker and furniture maker. Died September 17, 2018.


Obituary, Tuscaloosa News, September 23, 2018.


Aberrant Development in Infancy: Human and Animal Studies.  Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associated, 1975.

Handbook of Mental Deficiency:  Psychological Theory and Research.  N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1963; 2nd edition, 1979; rpt. 2016.

Mental Retardation:  Introduction and Personal Perspectives.  Columbus:  Charles E. Merrill, 1975.



Literary historian; professor of English. Born February 15, 1904, Centreville. Parents–John Tullis and Eva Lucille (Cooper) Ellison.  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, Montgomery, 1930-1972. Served as Chairman of the  English Department at Huntingdon, 1959-1972. 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 Sulzby Award from the Alabama Historical Association in 1984 and the Award for the Best Non-fiction book by an Alabama Author from the Alabama Library Association, 1985, both for Bibb County.   The annual Ellison Writers Festival at Huntingdon College is named in her honor.  Died September 12, 2005.


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


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.

Story of Centreville United Methodist Church, 1889-1989. N.P., 1990.


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,  after 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 Association of Trial Lawyers; Birmingham Bar Association; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; Rabbinical Assembly of America; American Association of Jewish Chaplains, Institute of Religion and Mental Health, New York Board of Rabbis, Birmingham Jewish Federation, and Phi Beta Kappa.


Marquis who’s who online; Contemporary Authors online


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Attorney, 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, J.D., 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. Elected presiding judge of the Civil Division of the 15th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, 1963. Taught at Jones Law School, 1957-1960. Member of the American Legion, the Alabama and American Bar Associations, and the American Judicature Association. 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 an Outstanding Young Man of Alabama, 1962. Lived the latter part of his life in southern California. Died September 17, 2011.



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


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


Librarian. Born–February 27, 1880,  Dayton, Marengo County. Parents– William J. and Margaret (Jemison) Prowell. Education– East Lake Atheneum, Hollins College, Howard College, and Columbia University. Employed by the New York Public Library, 1905-1912; head of Reference Service at Birmingham Public Library, 1912-1949. Member of the Alabama Library Association, American Library Association, and Southeastern Library Association, League of American Penwomen, Alabama Association for the Blind, and the Birmingham Writers Club. Served as treasurer of the Alabama Library Association. Died February 12, 1949.


Obituary, Birmingham News, February 14, 1949.

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


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



Woodworker; author.  Born; Mobile, 1952.  Married–deLancey. Children–two. Education; graduated from the University of South Alabama.  Has written articles published in journals, reviews, and anthologies, many on woodworking and restoration of old houses.


Author information in Climbing Mt. Cheaha.


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.


Attorney. Born– August 23, 1888, Uniontown. Parents– Carl and Sarah (Bernheim) Ernst, Married– (1)Susan Leerburger, 1912 (died 1922); (2) Margaret Samuels, March 1, 1923. Children– Three. Education– Williams College, B.A., 1909; New York Law School, J.D., 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 successful 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.


Contemporary Authors online and Current Biography, 1961.


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.


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.


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

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


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


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


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 Orpheus Award; Ingalls Award for Excellence in Teaching. Member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Federation of Music Clubs.  Died February 14, 1991.


One Way To Tell It.


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


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. Zelia Stephans Evans Education is an educational organization named in her honor. Died October 6, 1995.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


Clergyman, editor; organization executive. 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., 1958; Union Graduate School, Ph. D., 1976.   Methodist clergyman; literary editor, Motive Magazine, 1959-1961; editor of Interseminarian and Communique, director of the interseminary movement for the National Student Christian Federation, 1961-1964; Senior Book Editor, National Council of Churches, 1964-65; Executive Director, Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture, 1966-69; Founder and director, The Creative Society,  1969-72; 1977-84; 1997-. Art Professor, University of Central Florida, 1972-74; President, the Creative Age, Birmingham, 1991-97. Lectured and published journal articles. Member of American Society of Church History, Institute for Religious and Social Studies, American Society for Aesthetics, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Eta Sigma Phi.


Marquis who’s who online; Contemporary Authors online


Art and Spiritual Formation: The Seven Stages of Death and Rebirth. Rochester, VT:  Inner Traditions, 2009.


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


Christian Faith and the Contemporary Arts. New York; Abingdon Press, 1962.

Energy Medicine Technologies. Inner Traditions, 2013.

Infinite Energy Technologies. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2012.



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 (Auburn), 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, after 1974; currently Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. 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.


Contemporary Authors online


The Language of Mental Health. St. Louis; Mosby, 1973; 2nd edition, 1977.


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

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.

Psychopharmacolology and Aging.  Plenum, 1973.

Psychopharmacology of Aging. New York; Plenum, 1980.

Tardive Dyskinesia. New York; Spectrum, 1980.

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





Historian; 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 of Research and Records of Colonial Williamsburg, 1937-44. General editor, Williamsburg Historical Studies; Member of the editorial board for William and Mary Quarterly. Member of the American Antiquarian Society. Died January 16. 1945.


Marquis who’s who online;  files at Alabama Public Library Service; Alabama pioneers website.


The Circuit Rider Dismounts: A Social History of Southern Methodism, 1865-1900. Richmond, Va.; Dietz Press, 1938.


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

Historian; 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;  Taught in public schools 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, 1927-49; Dean of Social Science Division, 1949-56. Author of articles in various historical journals and other publications, including fifty entries in the Dictionary of American Biography. Served on the Montevallo Town Council, 1937-45. Active in political causes, including prison reform, legislative reform, women’s rights, the abolition of the poll tax, improved educational standards, and civil rights. Member of AAUW and served as national first vice president. One of the founders of the Alabama Historical Association, 1948.  One of the first class named to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 1971.  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. Iowa Wesleyan College, honorary LL.D. Died June 2, 1960.


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

Elizabeth Schafer, “Hallie Farmer Ph.D.” in A Collection of Biographies of Women who Made a Difference in Alabama.  Ed. Miriam A. Toffel. Birmingham:  League of Women Voters of Alabama, 1995.  Pp. 49-58.


The Legislative Process in Alabama. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama.  Published as a pamphlet series, 1944-47; combined into a book published 1949.

A Manual for Alabama Legislators.  1942.


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


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 Brundidge.  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.  Life member, American Association of University Women.  Helped to found the Pike County Pioneer Museum, the Pike County Historical Society, and the Pike County Public Library. Received an award for her work in local history from the American Association for State and Local History. Died January 19, 2007.


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


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.


Attorney. Born– March 18, 1920, Jones County, Miss. Married– Ramon L. Farnell, 1950. Children–three.  Education– Jones County Junior College; University of Alabama, 1942; Jackson Law School. Licensed to practice law in Mississippi, 1948. Worked in her husband’s law practice until 1952. Later worked for a law firm in Montgomery.  Member of the Alabama State Poetry Society; elected state president, 1976. Died September 11, 2008.


Alabama’s Distinguished, 1973-74.

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


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


Attorney, professor of law; law school dean. 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 schools 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; founding dean and professor of law, John B. Stetson University, 1900-1909; University of Florida, 1909-1912; founding dean at the University of Alabama Law School, 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.


Addresses, papers, and letters.

Marquis who’s who online


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.


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


Business writer; journalist.  Born– February 25, 1915, Birmingham. Parents– Sam Cross and Mabel Elon (Canterbury) Farrar. Married–Marigrace Salyer.  Children– three. Education– Attended Birmingham-Southern College, and Emory University; Millsaps College, A.B., 1940. 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 after 1946; publisher of American Surveyor, Photogrammitrist, and Author and Journalist. Correspondent for several business journals. Died September 21, 1970.


Contemporary Authors online


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.


America’s Fifty Foremost Business Leaders.  B.C. Forbes, 1947.


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 of 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; lecturer; special assistant to the Secretary of Labor, Washington. Died February 11, 1967.


Marquis who’s who online


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

FELDMAN, GLENN, 1962-2015


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.


UAB website; obituary.


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.


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.


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





Literary scholar; 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-.


Robert Felgar, III.

Jakcsonville State University website


American Slavery:  A Historical Exploration of Literature.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood Press, 2014.

Historian’s Narrative of Frederick Douglass:  Reading Douglass’s Autobiography as Social and Cultural History.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2017.

Richard Wright. Boston; Twayne Publishers, 1980.

Student Companion to Richard Wright.  Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 2000.

Understanding Richard Wright’s Black Boy: A Student Casebook.  Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 1998.


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


4University professor of criminal justice.  Born– November 19, 1930, Dayton, Ohio.  Parents–Theodore and Mildred M. Felkenes. 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, 1971-1977; Chair, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University; Dean of the School of Applied Arts and Sciences, California State University at Long Beach; Professor of Criminal Justice, Claremont Graduate School. Published articles in anthologies and professional journals; served as consultant to private and governmental agencies on criminal justice. 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. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Claremont Graduate School, 2002. Died March 14, 2016.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary


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: Its Functions and Personnel. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1973.

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

Effective Police 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.


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.


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


Diversity, Affirmative Action, and Law Enforcement.  Thomas, 1992.

FELLOWS, ALICE, 1928-2016

Writer; editor. Born– November 13, 1928, Tuscaloosa. Parents John J. and Gertrude McAlpine Fellows. Married– Gerald Strauss. Children– Two. Education– graduated from the University of Alabama, 1948 (student of Hudson Strode);  Columbia University, M.A. (history), 1951.  Worked as an editor for Simon and Schuster. Wrote several travel guides in the 1990’s. Awarded Eugene F. Saxon Fellowship for 1948-1949. Died 2016.


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


Frommer’s Europe.  New York:  MacMillan, 1997.

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


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.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1970.


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


Writer. Born– Wilcox County, March 8, 1865.  (Grew up in Mobile). Parents– William Stoddard and Laura (Sibley) McNeill.  Education: Irving Female Seminary, Mobile. Married– Ludolph Chester. Children– One. Married– Ledyard Scott. Children–one. Married– Ernest Fenollosa, December 28, 1895. Lived in Japan where her second husband, Ledyard Scott, held a consular post. Returned to U.S. and became secretary to Ernest Fenollosa, curator of Oriental art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; moved with him to Japan in 1897 and lived there for several years.  Published her first book in 1899; wrote poems and novels (some under the pen name Sidney MacCall). Several of her novels were extremely popular.   Published on Japanese art; completed her husband’s final work, Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art, after his death. Member of the Society of Dramatists and Composers, Writers’ Branch of Equal Suffrage, and the Pen and Ink Club. Died January 11, 1954.


Marquis who’s who online

Alabama Public Library Service files.


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

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

The Breath of the Gods. Boston: Little, Brown, 1905.

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.


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


University professor, writer; business executive. Born– August 20, 1865, Greenville, S.C. Parents– James Overton and Elizabeth Ann (Austin) Ferrell. Married– Tennessee “Tenney” Marr Taliaferro, August 16, 1899. Children–two. Education– Vanderbilt University, A.B., 1885; M.A., 1886; University of Leipzig, Ph.D., 1892; further study at the University of Paris and the University of Berlin. Instructor of Greek, Vanderbilt, 1885-89; taught languages at the University of Mississippi, 1893-1908; writer (living in Birmingham), 1908-1915; president of the Export Pratt Coal Company, 1913-15.  Published many articles and translations. Died May 2, 1915.


Marquis who’s who online and Library of Southern Literature.


The Medea of Euripides and the Medea of Grillparzer.  N.P., 1901.

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


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


Literary scholar; university professor, administrator, 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.  Served in the US Navy, WWII. Taught English at the University of Alabama, 1930-1956; staff member for American Association of University Professors, 1958-1971; General Secretary, 1958-67.  Consultant for the U.S. Employment Office and the Library of Congress in the revision of the copyright law. Member of AAUP, ACLU, American Studies Association, and Pi Alpha Theta. Awarded the honorary L.H.D. by the University of Alabama, 1972.


Who’s Who in America, 1978.


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


Contemporary Southern Prose. Boston; Heath, 1940.


Poet; teacher.  Born– January 18, 1938, Bessemer. Parents–Pete and Carrie Fields. Education– Knoxville College, B.S., 1961; Bread Loaf School of English, M.A., 1972; University of Edinburgh. Taught at Westfield High School in Birmingham;  poet-in-residence at numerous colleges and universities. Founder of the Learning School of the American Language, 1919.  Published work in many anthologies and periodicals.  Awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts, 1968; received the Seventh Conrad Kent Rivers Memorial Fund in 1972.


Contemporary Authors online: Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 41.


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.

A Summoning, A Shining.  Scotland Neck, N.C., 1976.


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. Worked for Republic Iron and Steel Company as resident engineer, superintendent of mines, general superintendent, 1904-1910; general superintendent of mines, Birmingham Coal and Iron Company, 1910-1912; vice president of DeBardeleben Coal Company, Birmingham and Walker County, 1912-1944; consulting engineer after 1944. Consulting engineer and manager of coal operations for Alabama Power;  handled the Alabama Power Company’s first experiment in underground gasification of coal in the U.S. Member  Southern Association  of Science; Southern Research Institute; American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical
Engineers. Active in civic affairs; member and chairman of the Walker County Board of Education for ten years. Leader and supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. 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.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.


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


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, 1881-1971


Born– August 1, 1881, Meadville, Miss. Parents– Henry Clay and Bertha (Deutsch) Mayer. Married– Milton Henry Fies, January 1, 1907. Died March 14, 1971.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.


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


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.


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


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.


Historic Homes of Alabama and their Traditions.  Birmingham Publishing Co., 1935.

The Illustrated Book of American Folklore.  Gosset, 1958.


Dentist, professor of dentistry.  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.S., 1940. 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. Served as 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.


Who’s Who online


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


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


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


Civil engineer, probate judge, Director of the Alabama State Highway Department. Born– October 24, 1866, Tuscaloosa. Parents– Adoniram Judson and Narcissa (Durrett) Finnell. Married– Margaret Hagler, October 21, 1890. Children– Eight. Education–Tuscaloosa Military Academy;  University of Alabama, B.C.E., 1887. Employed as an axeman by the Kansas City Railroad, 1887; rose to chief engineer for Mobile and Ohio  Railroad; opened a construction engineering office in Tuscaloosa, 1894; probate judge, Tuscaloosa County; director of Alabama State Highway Department, 1927; served with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Served as commanding officer of the 501st Engineers in France during World War I; achieved the rank of colonel; awarded the French Legion of Honor and a Special Citation for Exceptionally Meritorious Service from Gen. John Pershing. A Founder of the American Legion. Organized the first Masonic club in France; charter member of Kiwanis Club in Tuscaloosa. 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, opened in 1961, is named in his honor. Received the Gold Award of the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Masons’ highest honor. Died January 29, 1955.


Marquis Who’s Who online


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


Industrial engineer; costs expert; whistleblower. Born–July 31, 1926, Birmingham. Parents–Arthur A. and Grace Adelle Fitzgerald. Married– Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.S. (industrial engineering), 1951. Served in the U.S.Navy, WWII. Worked in private business, 1951-65. Employed by the Pentagon as Deputy for Management Systems, 1965-1969; fired in 1969 for revealing to a Senate Committee a two-billion dollar cost overrun on the contract for C5A cargo plane construction.  Worked as a management consultant while waging a legal battle for reinstatement. Rehired 1973. Worked in productivity management for the U.S.Air Force after 1982. Member Institute of Industrial Engineers; American Society for Quality Control; Fund for Constitutional Government; National Taxpayers Union. Awards: Nominee, Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 1967; Judge Henry T. Edgerton Award, 1973; Freedom Award, 1967; Marshall Engineers and Scientists Association Award, 1977; Sigma Delta Chi First Amendment Award, 1986; Cavallo Foundation Award, 1988; First Amendment Award, 1989; Paul H. Douglas Ethics In Government Award, 1996.


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


Exposing the Pentagon.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

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.


Socialite; writer, artist. Born– July 24, 1900, Montgomery. Parents– Anthony and Minnie (Machen) Sayre. Married– F. Scott Fitzgerald, April 3, 1920. Children– One. Studied ballet and wrote poems and stories.  During the 1020’s lived  a glamorous, extravagant lifestyle in New York City and Paris, as part of an international society of artists, writers, celebrities, and people of wealth.  From 1930 until her death in 1948, she spent time in several clinics suffering from emotional problems. Died at Highland Hospital in North Carolina, March 10, 1948.


The Great Good Place: American Expatriate Women in Paris.  New York:  Norton, 1991.

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


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

Collected Works of Zelda Fitzgerald. Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 1991.

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.


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


Physicist, university professor. Born– September 17, 1915, New York City. Parents–Philip and Rose Coyle Fitzpatrick. Education– University of Oklahoma, B.S., 1950; M.S., 1951; Ph.D., 1955. Served in U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII. 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.


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



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


Historian; University professor and administrator. Born– April 8, 1874, Brundidge. 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 as an officer in the 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment 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 at Vanderbilt, 1923-1929. 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. Died August 3, 1905.


Marquis who’s who online; Owen’s The Story of Alabama; and Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 1.


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.


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.


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.




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


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. Director, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.  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.


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


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.


Historian; University professor. Born– October 4, 1940, Pontotoc, Mississippi. Grew up in Anniston. Parents–James H. and Mae Moore Flynt. Married– Dorothy Ann Smith, August 20, 1961. 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, 1977-2005. Member of the Southern Historical Association (President, 1980-81) and the Association of Southern Labor History. Honored by the Florida Historical Society for best book on Florida, 1972; inducted into the Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors, 1983. Twice nominated for Pulitzer Prize in history. Named Alabama Professor of the Year, 1991, by the Council for Advancement and Suppport of Education; Alabamian of the Year, 1992, by the Mobile Press-Register.


Contemporary Authors online; Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, Alabama Review, vol. 50 (July 1997), pp. 204-05.and Alabama Public Library Service files.


Alabama Baptists:  Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie. University of Alabama Press, 1998.

Alabama in the Twentieth Century. University of Alabama Press, 2004.

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.

Keeping the Faith:  Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, A Memoir. University of Alabama Press, 2011.

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.

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


Alabama:  The History of A Deep South State. University of Alabama Press, 2010.

Taking Christianity to China:  American Missionaries in the Middle Kingdom, 1850-1950. University of Alabama Press, 1997.

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


Southern Poor Whites: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Published Sources. New York: Garland Publishing, 1981.



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 desegregration of Mobile’s downtown lunch counters. Served as chairman of the Mobile Chapter of the Alabama Council on Human Relations and the Alabama Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.  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.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. II.


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.


Democratic Living. Chicago; Loyola University Press, 1953.


The personal papers of Father Albert Sidney Foley are held by the library at Spring Hill College in Mobile; the Maine State Library holds a small collection of his papers.  The American Folklife Center in Washington DC holds a file of oral history interviews.


Zoologist; University professor. Born– November 26, 1938, Beardstown, Ill. Parents– George C. and Mathilda (Schuette) Folkerts. Married– Denise Millare, June 12, 1965. Children– Three. Education– Southern Illinois University, B.A., 1961; M.A., 1963; Auburn, Ph.D., 1968. Taught at Clemson University, 1968-1969; Auburn University, 1969-2007. Served as a consultant to several 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. Received many teaching awards; had several native species named in his honor.  Died December 14, 2007.


Contemporary Authors online


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

Okefenokee. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001.

FOOTE, GASTON, 1902-1989

Methodist clergyman. 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.


Encyclopedia of World Methodism.


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

Novelist. Born– December 28, 1928, Troy. Parents– Jesse Hill and Lucille (Musgrove) Ford. Married– Sally Davis. Children–four.  Married Lillian Pellettieri Chandler. Education: 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 in 1966; received the Alabama Library Association Author’s Awards, 1966; National Book Award, 1966; Edgar Award for best short story, 1976. Died June 1, 1996.


Marquis who’s who online; Contemporary Authors online


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 Jail. New York: Glen Ober Associates, 1970.

The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones. Boston; Little, Brown, 1965; rpt. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993.

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

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

The Raider. Boston; Little, Brown, 1975.