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.


Author profiles in Climbing Mt. Cheaha.


A Condition of Freedom.  River’s Edge, 2015.

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.

Schopenhauer’s Maxim. Livingston Press, 2016.

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

Whores for Life: Scatolo’s and Other Stories.  Universal Publishers, 1997.

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

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Home economics teacher. Born– October 1, 1902, Birmingham. Parents– John Cortlan and Anne Lee (Bonholzer) Forney. Education– Florence Normal School, 1917-1921; Teachers College of Columbia University, George Peabody College; Iowa State College, B.S., 1928; M.S., 1930. Taught in Montgomery County schools, 1921-1927; itinerant teacher trainer and assistant supervisor of home economics education, Alabama College, 1928-1933; supervisor of home economics education in Montgomery County, 1933-1941; special representative for home economics education, U.S. Office of Education, 1942-43; nutritionist for U.S. Department of Agriculture and school lunch consultant, Alabama State Department of Education, 1943; supervising teacher at Kilby School at Florence State College after 1954. Died February 28, 1991.


Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives, 1961.


Up and Away: The Education of Handicapped but Exceptional Children. New York; Exposition Press, 1957.


University professor, college president. Born– September 29, 1905, Birmingham. Parents– William Edwards and Adele Brooks Fort. Married–Helene Gores, 1932. Children–two. Married– Margarette Bullard, 1942. Married Anne H. Fort.  Education– Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 1930; Duke University, M.A., 1932; Ph.D. 1934. Taught economics and business administration at Mercer University, 1934-1938; taught business administration and psychology at Winthrop College, 1938-1942; taught psychology and philosophy at Rollins College, 1942-1959. President of Deep Springs College, 1959-61.  Director of Americanism Educational League in Buena Park, Calif., 1961-68; associate professor of religion and philosophy at Brigham Young University, 1968-72. Member American Philosophical Association; Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology.  Awarded status of professor emeritus at Brigham Young, 1972. Died May 22, 1988.


Contemporary Authors online.


The Socialist Base of Modern Totalitarianism. Berkeley, Calif.; McCutchan, 1970.

The Socialist Revolution. Los Angeles; Clute, 1971.


Linguist; University professor. Born– June 23, 1933, Bellamy. Parents– Simon Errol and Lillian Foscue. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1955; M.A., 1959; University of Wisconsin, 1966. Taught at the University of Alabama, 1963-1993. Member of the Linguistics Society of America, Modern Language Association, and National Council of Teachers of English. Phi Beta Kappa.  Died June 24, 2002.


Directory of American Scholars, 1978.

Obituary, Tuscaloosa News, June 30, 2002.


Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1989.

The Place Names of Sumter County, Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1978.

A Preliminary Survey of the Vocabulary of White Alabamians. University, Ala.; American Dialectic Society, 1971.

FOSHEE, JOHN HUGH, 1931-2003

Electrical draftsman, designer; photographer. Born– November 19, 1931, Birmingham. Parents– John H. and Grace (Thomson) Foshee. Married– Reba, June 15, 1956. Married– Marta, July 8, 1967. Children– One. Education– attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Employed as an electrical draftsman and designer; retired 1985. Taught classes in canoeing at UAB. Published many articles in outdoor, trade, and general periodicals. Founder and president, Birmingham Canoe Club. Died October 31, 2013.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary


Alabama Canoe Rides and Float Trips. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1975

Little River Canyon; Grand Canyon of the South. S.l.; Privately printed, 1971.

Solo Canoeing:  A Guide to the Fundamentals, Equipment, and Techniques for Running Rivers Solo in an Open Canoe.  Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1985.

You, Too, Can Canoe. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1977.


Writer; editor. Born– December 6, 1863, Athens, Al. Parents: John and Mary (Stuart) Greene. Married– William Clarence Foster, August 31, 1886. Education– Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Mademoiselle Piquot’s Finishing School, Blois, France; College of Oratory in Chicago. Served as literary editor of  Northwestern Magazine, for which she also wrote articles. Pioneer in writing messages in greeting card form.  Died September 12, 1933.


Marquis who’s who online; Who Was Who of North American Authors; Woman’s Who’s Who in America, 1914-1915; and American Authors and Books.


By the Way; Travel Letters …. San Francisco; P. Elter Co., 1910.

Eleanor Everest Freer, Patriot & Her Colleagues. Chicago; Musical Art Pub. Co., 1927.

Love is Best and Other Verses. Boston; Davis and Bond, 1915.

To Friendship. San Francisco; P. Elder Co., 1910.

You and Some Others. San Francisco; P. Elder Co., 1907.

Your Happy Way and Other Verse for Occasions. Boston; The Stratford Co., 1927.


Blessings; Being Bible Mosaics of Blessings, Promises, Commands, Admonitions and Answers. San Francisco; P. Elder Co., 1909.


University professor; folk musician; literary and linguistic scholar. Born– January 1, 1939, Chattanooga. Parents– James Will and Miriam (Crick) Foster. Married– Anne Brandon. Children– Two. Education– University of Chattanooga, B.S., 1951; East Tennessee State University, M.A., 1962; University of Alabama, Ph,D., 1968. Served in U.S. Army, 1961. Taught at the University of North Alabama, 1968-2007; served as Head of the English Department at UNA for 31 years. Named to the Alabama Committee for Humanities and Public Policy. Field worker for the Dictionary of American Regional English.; founder of the Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States. Member of the American Dialect Society; National Council of Teachers of English, and the Tennessee Folklore Society.  Appeared frequently as a folksinger and banjo-picker; won many performance awards. Died September 7, 2012.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary, Florence Times-Daily, September 9, 2012.


Directory of Reading Services in the U.S. Johnson City, Tenn.; East Tennessee State University Press, 19–.

The First Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1818-1968. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1968.

The Phonology of the Conjure Tales of C. W. Chesnutt. University, Ala.; American Dialect Society, 1971.

A Sense of Place: The Folk Heritage of North Alabama.  Troy State University Press, 1978.


A Manual for Dialect Research in Southern States. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1973.


Attorney; elected official; judge. Born– May 9, 1863, Tuscaloosa County. Parents– Joshua Hill and Frances (Bacon) Foster. Married– Jennie Hester, July 24, 1895.  Children–four.  Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1882; LL.B., 1884. Admitted to the Alabama Bar, 1884. Taught school in Gadsden, 1882-1883; practiced law in Tuscaloosa, 1884-86; Elected County Solicitor, 1886-1890, 1901-03; mayor of Tuscaloosa, 1890-1894; served in the Alabama House of Representatives, 1898-1902;  judge of the 6th Judicial Circuit, 1903-1923; appointed Appeals Court judge in 1923. Served as a major with Second Alabama Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, in the Spanish American War, 1898. Died November 11, 1939.


Lambert, Alton.  History of  Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Centre, Alabama, 1979. Volume 3, page 21.

Marquis who’s who online

Obituary from


History of Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association, 1834-1934; a Record of the Development of Baptist Interest in the Bounds of the Association, Containing Other Information of Concern to All Baptists…. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1934.


Baptist minister, editor. Born– December 18, 1847, Tuscaloosa County. Parents– Arthur and Elizabeth Amelia Foster. Married– Fannie Merrick, May 22, 1870. Married– Kate (Gidden) Raines, 1880. Children–two.  Education– University of Alabama [withdrew 1864]; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina, 1868-1870 and 1873-1875. Ordained to the Baptist ministry in Starkville, MS, 1871. Served churches in Camden, South Carolina; and Starkville, Okolona, Louisville and other towns in Mississippi; founded the Mississippi Baptist Orphanage, Jackson, 1897; served as its superintendent, 1897-1903.  Field editor for Mississippi for the Western Recorder; associate editor of the History of the Columbus Baptist Association; 1840-1882; and Louisville (Miss.) Association, 1886. Organized and served as corresponding secretary of the Mississippi Baptist Historical Society. Died August 28, 1903.


Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors, and Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 3.


Fifty-Years in China; an Eventful Memoir of Tarleton Perry Crawford, D.D. Nashville; Bayless-Pullen Co., 1909.

From Error’s Chains; or, The story of the Religious Struggles of an Accomplished Young Lady. Jackson, Miss.; Baptist Orphanage Press, 1899.

Mississippi Baptist Preachers. St. Louis, Mo.; National Baptist Pub. Co., 1895.



Writer; university professor.  Born– May 2, 1948, Fairhope.  Parents–John Edward and Adeline LeClaire Donaldson Foster.  Married–David Wilder, 1990.  Education–B.A., 1968, Vanderbilt University; M.F.A. (Visual Art), UCLA, 1980; M.F.A. (Creative Writing), Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1986; Ph.D., Florida State, 1993. Taught at Goddard College (Vermont), 1993-94; at the University of Iowa, 1994-2009. Published fiction and essays in many journals; lectured and led workshops at universities nationally and internationally.  Member Modern Language Association; Associated Writing Programs.  Received numerous awards for her writing and scholarship, including the Lake Effect Fiction Award in 1990; the Florida Arts Council Award; Dean’s Scholar Award at the University of Iowa in 2003; the Carl Klaus Teaching Award at Iowa, 2013, and others.  Awarded emeritus status on her retirement at Iowa in 2009.


University of Iowa website; Encyclopedia of Alabama


All the Lost Girls:  Confessions of a Southern Daughter.  University of Alabama Press, 2000.

Girl from Soldier Creek.  River City Publishing, 2010.

Just beneath My Skin.  University of Georgia Press, 2004.


Minding the Body:  Women Writers on Body and Soul.  New York:  Anchor/Doubleday, 1994.

Sister to Sister.  New York:  Anchor/Doubleday, 1996.

Joint Editor;

The Healing Circle: Narratives of Recovery.  Dutton, 1998.

Understanding the Essay.  Broadview Books, 2012.



Commercial artist, illustrator. Born– January 31, 1914, Birmingham. Parents– William Tilman and Dorothea (Orr) Warren. Married– Charles Fox, February 15, 1940. Children– Four. Education, Birmingham-Southern College, 1932-1934. Worked as a commercial artist and illustrator of books and journal articles; participated in Connecticut Artist-in-the-Classroom program, 1969-73.   Died July 22, 1999.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary at


Follow Me, the Leader. New York; Parents Magazine Press, 1968.

Miss Twiggley’s Tree. New York; Parents Magazine Press, 1966.


The ABC of Natural Childbirth.  New York:  W.W. Norton, 1954.

The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, by Dr. Benjamin Spock. New York; Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1946.

Merry Christmas Mr. Baxter. New York; Harper, 1956.

Mr. Hobbs’ Vacation. New York; Harper, 1954.


Writer; teacher of writing. Born– January 11, 1924, Bristol, R.I. Parents– Herbert E. and Evelyn E. (Verity) Francis. Children– One adopted son. Education– University of Wisconsin, B.A.; Brown University, M.A. U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-45. Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to study at Pembroke College, Oxford University, 1953-1954; University of Cuyo, Argentina, 1964. Taught at Pennsylvania State University, 1950-1952; University of Tennessee, 1952-1956; Northern Illinois University, 1956-1958; Emory University, 1958-1966; University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1966-1988. Chair of North American and British Literature, National University of Cuyo. Lectured on American and British literature in Argentina, summers of 1964-1970. Published short stories in many periodicals and anthologies. Member Modern Language Association, Spanish Language Association, and other professional literary associations.; member Phi Beta Kappa. Received the John H. McGinnis Award in 1966 for short story “One of the Boys”; Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction, 1973; Kansas Quarterly Best Story Award, 1974 and 1978; Pushcart Prize, 1976 and 1980; O. Henry Award, 1976.  Awarded DHL, University of Alabama, 1989.


Marquis Who’s Who online;; Contemporary authors online


As Fish, As Birds, As Grass. Burnichon, 1966.

A Disturbance of Gulls and Other Stories.  New York:  G. Braziller, 1983.

Dos Cuentos. Buenos Aires, Argentina; Burnichon, 1965.

Five Miles to December.

Goya, Are You with Me Now?  Savannah: F.C.Beil, 1999.

Had, a Novella. Huntsville, Ala.; B. Minshew, 1973.

Healing of the Body and Other Stories. Savannah, Ga.; F. C. Beil, 1992.

History of a Man in Despair.  1976.

I’ll Never Leave You: Stories. Kansas City; BkMk Press, 2004.

The Invisible Country.  Beil, 2003.

Itinerary of Beggars. Iowa City, Iowa; University of Iowa Press, 1973.

Naming Things; Stories. Urbana, Ill.; University of Illinois Press, 1980.

Sudden Trees, and other Stories. Beil.  1999.

Toda la Gente Que Nunca Tuve. Buenos Aires, Argentina; Burnichon, 1966.


Antonio Di Benedetto, Animal World: Stories.  Xenos Books, 1996.


Clergyman. Born– April 7, 1914, Goodwater. Parents– Robert N. and Margie Conaway Franklin. Married–Lottie Mae Pruet.  Children–one. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B.; Union Theological Seminary. Licensed to preach by the United Methodist Church, 1930. Served at various Methodist churches, including First Methodist, Gadsden, 1957-70; First Methodist, Birmingham, 1970-80; Canterbury Methodist, Birmingham, 1980-92.  Member of Rotary and other civic and service organizations.  Trustee of Birmingham-Southern College, 1956-2002. Awarded the George Washington Honor Medal by Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa., 1964 and 1966. Awarded honorary D.D. by Athens College and Birmingham-Southern College.   Died December 13, 2002.


Who’s Who in Alabama, 1978; Obituary, Birmingham News, December 15, 2002.


Faith for These Troubled Times. Westwood, N.J.; Revel, 1958.

We Dream, We Climb. Nashville; Abingdon Press, 1963.

Which Way Forward? Faith at the Crossroads. Westwood, N.J.; Revel, 1962.


Author; artist; filmmaker; art director. Born– March 14, 1934, Mobile. Parents– Harold and Julia (Nicholson) Franklin. Married–Frances Sanders, August 24, 1996. Children–one. Education– Philadelphia College of Art; graduated 1958.. Served in U.S. Army, 1958-1960. Art director for the city of  Philadelphia, 1961-97; film producer, EKO Productions; freelance artist and art agent. Awarded Special Jury Prize, Philadelphia International Film Festival, 1986; Pennsylvania Council Arts Film Fellow, 1992.Member Black Peoples’ Unity Movement and Philadelphia Indiana Film/Video Association.


Contemporary Authors online;


A Garden On Cement. Philadelphia; EKO, 1973.

Once Around the Track. Philadelphia; EKO, 1974.

Which Way To Go. Philadelphia; EKO, 1969.



Writer.  Born in Dickinson, Alabama, July 7, 1963.  Married Beth Ann Fennelly; children–two.  Education; University of South Alabama, B.A.; University of Arkansas, M.F.A., 1997.  Taught at University of South Alabama, Bucknell University, Knox College, Galesburg, IL;  Sewanee University, University of Mississippi. Writer-in-Residence, Sewanee University, 2002-03; John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence, University of Mississippi, 2001-02. Published short stories and essays  in journals and anthologies. Guggenheim Fellow, 2001; Edgar Award for best short story for Poachers.


Contemporary Authors online.

Author profile in Climbing Mt. Cheaha. Livingston Press, 2004.


Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.  New York; William Morrow, 2010.

Hell at the Breach.  New York; Morrow, 2003.

Poachers.  New York; Morrow, 1999.

Smonk.  New York; William Morrow, 2006.


Tilted World.  New York;  William Morrow, 2013.


Grit Lit. Columbia:  University of South Carolina Press, 2012.


The Alumni Grill; Anthology of Southern Writers.  San Francisco; McAdam/Cage, 2004.

Climbing Mt. Cheaha; Emerging Alabama Writers.  University of West Alabama; Livingston Press, 2004.

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Teacher, writer; lecturer. Born– Talladega, September 7, 1884.  Parents– William and Leila (Hood) McKenzie. Married– Alfred Smith Frasier, October 21, 1908. Education– Talladega High School, 1901; Judson College, 1903; School of Journalism, Columbia University, 1914. Taught in public schools in Talladega and Greenville and in Albertville Agricultural College. Appointed assistant lady principal of Judson College, 1908, but did not take up the position due to her marriage.Lectured in the East on practical psychology, 1914-1915. Wrote short stories and poems, and a column in the Dothan Eagle.  Member of  Alabama Press Association, Alabama Equal Suffrage, League of Women Voters, Pen and Brush Club of New York, Writers Club of Indianapolis, and Press and Authors Club of Montgomery. Awarded the Press and Authors Club Prize by the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs. The Scottie Frasier Study Club was organized in Dothan in 1930 and named in her honor. Died November 24, 1964.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. III.


As We See It. Headland, Ala.; Wiregrass Farmer, 1935.

Fagots of Fancy. Wheeling, W. Va.; Progressive Publishers, 1920.

Things That are Mine. Chicago; S. Hinrichsen, 1922.


United Methodist Clergyman; denominational leader. Born– February 11, 1885, Evergreen. Parents– John Stanley and Mary Ella (Chapman) Frazer. Married– Sarah Knickerbocker, June 14, 1911. (died 1915)–one child. Married– Lucy Bomar, 1922–Two children.  Education– Southern University, Greensboro, A.B., 1905; Vanderbilt University, B. D., 1909; post-graduate study at the University of Chicago. Ordained to the ministry in the Methodist Church; served churches in Montgomery, Marion, Auburn, and Selma, as well as Spartanburg, S.C. Filled various leadership positions in his denomination.  Published articles in church journals.  Awarded honorary Litt.D., Birmingham-Southern College. Died May 12, 1969.


Who’s Who Among North American Authors; Marquis who’s who online


The Untried Civilization. Nashville; Abingdon Press, 1921.


Attorney. Born– April 27, 1887, Auburn. Parents– Tucker Henderson and Annie D. (Holifield) Frazer. Married– Mary V. Danner, January 6, 1916. Children– Two. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1906; M.S., 1907; University of Alabama, LL.D., 1913. Admitted to the Alabama Bar and practiced law in Mobile. Died November 9, 1956.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama.


Early History of Steamboats in Alabama. Auburn, Ala.; s.n., 1907.


Financial services firm executive.  Born December 10, 1929, Montgomery.  Parents–William and Margaret Thompson Frazer. Education:  Huntingdon College, B.A., 1954; Harvard Business School, M.B.A., 1956. Joined the Alabama National Guard at age seventeen; served in U.S.Army in Korea, 1950-53.  Account representative, Sterne, Agee, and Leach, Montgomery, 1956-57:  administrator for the State of Alabama;  1957-1960:  Thornton, Farish and Gauntt, Montgomery,1961-75; CEO, Frazier Lanier Co.;  1976-1996,  Chairman and CEO of the Enstar Group, 1990-2007.    Honors:  Doctor of Humane Letters, Huntingdon College, 2000; CEO emeritus, Enstar, 2007.


Marquis Who’s Who online; Alabama Department of Archives and History website.


Send the Alabamians:  World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 2014.



Presbyterian minister, college president. Born– September 16, 1873, LaFayette. Parents– John Alexander and Nancy Emiline (Abernathy) Frazer. Married– Sarah Winnie Jones, October 25, 1899. Children– Three. Education– Southwestern Presbyterian University, A.B., 1897; Union Theological Seminary, B.D., 1899.  Ordained a Presbyterian minister, 1899. Served churches in Atlanta and Macon, Ga.; Anderson, S.C. Headmaster of Frazer Fitting School for Boys; President of Belhaven College, 1917-1920; president of Queen’s College in Charlotte, 1921-1939; pastor in Pineville, N.C., 1939-1947. Retired 1947; served as supply minister at various churches, including Government Street Presbyterian Church, Mobile. Member of Shriners, Masons and Kiwanis; popular speaker for Kiwanis International.. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Presbyterian College (SC), 1909;  Davidson College, honorary LL. D., 1926; Southwestern Presbyterian University, LL. D., 1937. Died June 19,1953.


Marquis who’s who online; NCpedia online.


Bible Notes for Bible Students. Charlotte, N.C.; Presbyterian Standard Publishing Co., 1924.

Challenging Mantles; a Series of Chapel Talks. Charlotte, N.C.; Queen City Printing Co., 1926.

Fireside Musings of “Uncle” Rastus and “Aunt” Randy. Charlotte, N.C.; The Murrill Press, 1925.

The Possumist and Other Stories. Charlotte, N.C.; The Murrill Press, 1924.


Art curator, university professor, editor. Born– October 7, 1908, Philadelphia. Parents– Walter Jackson and Corinne (Keen) Freeman. Married– Barbara Ames Burditt, 1937.  Children– Three. Education– Yale University, A.B., 1932; Harvard University, M.A., 1934. Employed by the Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Mo., 1934-1936; Fogg Museum of Art, Cambridge, Mass., 1936-1938; Cincinnati Art Museum, 1938-1941; Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Mich., 1941-1947; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1947-1950; professor and head of Art Department, University of Alabama, 1950-1956; Hamilton College, 1956-1958; University of Kentucky, 1958-1975. Edited the Cincinnati Art Museum Bulletin, 1938-1951. Member American Federation of Arts, College Art Association, AAUP,  Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, Southeastern College Art Conference, Midwestern College Art Association.  Member Flint Michigan Board of Education, 1945-47. Named a fellow of the University of Kentucky. Awarded status of professor emeritus on his retirement  at the University of Kentucky, 1975. Died October 31, 1986.


Contemporary Authors online


The Lithographs of Ralston Crawford. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky Press, 1962.

Niles Spencer. Lexington, Ky.; Art Department, University of Kentucky, 1965.

Picasso-Grio-Miro. San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1948.

Ralston Crawford. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1953.

The Prints of Ralston Crawford.  Print Review, 1985.


Graphics ’73: Ralston Crawford.  University of Kentucky, 1973.

Graphics ’74:  Spain.  University of Kentucky, 1974.

Graphics ’75: Watergate:The Unmaking of a President.  University of Kentucky, 1975.

Graphics ’76: Britain.  University of Kentucky, 1976.


Best Political Cartoons of 1978.  Puck Press, 1979.



Businessman, university professor, consultant. Born– May 8, 1911, South Bend, Ind. Parents– Robert Warren and Lura (Keller) French. Married– Dorothy Louise Smith, July 8, 1934 (died June 1990); married Nadene Shaner, January 2, 1993. Children– Two. Education– University of Michigan, A.B., 1932; M.A., 1933; Ph.D., 1937. Served as Brookings Institute fellow, 1934-1935; teaching fellow, 1935-1937. Taught at Louisiana State University, 1941-1946; University of Texas, 1946-1949; Tulane University, 1949-1956, vice president, 1953-1956; port director at New Orleans, 1956-1960; president, Tax Fund Incorporated, 1960-1963; director of professional management program, Graduate School of Business, University of Southern California, 1963-1965; professor and acting dean of the College of Business, University of Alabama in Birmingham; assistant to the president; interim director of the Center for International Programs, 1965-1981. Edited the Louisiana Business Review, 1941-1946, and the Texas Business Review, 1946-1949. Member American Society for Public Administration; Chicago Architectural Foundation; Art Institute of Chicago.  Trustee, Dillard University; Board of Directors, Amistad Research Center. Professor emeritus, UAB, 1981.  Died March 26, 1999.


Marquis Who’s Who in America  online.


Living Together, Buchanan and Clark 1904-1975. S.l.; s.n., 1976?


Basics for Business. Chicago; Whitehall Co., 1968.

FRIAR TUCK (Pseudonym)


Tucker, Irwin St. John

FRITH, GREG H., 1949-

Educator. Born– February 15, 1949, Selma. Parents– George and June Jackson. Education– Huntingdon College, B.S., 1970; University of Alabama, M.S., 1971; Ed.S., 1972; Ph,D., 1973. Employed by the Alabama State Department of Education, 1972-1973. Taught special education at Jacksonville State University, after 1973.. Received the Alpha Brown Award from the Alabama Council for Exceptional Children, 1979. Awarded emeritus status at Jacksonville State upon his retirement.


No source cited.


Behavior Management in the Schools; a Primer for Parents. Springfield, Ill.; Charles C. Thomas, 1985.

The Role of the Special Education Paraprofessional; an Introductory Text. Springfield, Ill.; Charles C. Thomas, 1982.


Self-Monitoring for Classroom Use. Springfield, Ill.; Charles C. Thomas, 1984.


Housewife; author. Born– August 17, 1852, Cahaba, Dallas County. Parents– Rees Darrington and Mary Louisa (Gill) Gayle. Married– Dr. Joseph Talbot Fry, April 9, 1890. Education– Tutored at home.  Lived in Galveston, Texas, and then in Selma with her husband.  Died January 26, 1930.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. III,


Memories of Old Cahaba. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1908.


A collection of the papers of Anna Maria Gayle Fry is held by the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.


Scholar and advocate of Persian and other Middle Eastern cultures and languages; Linguist; University professor. Born– January 10, 1920, Birmingham. Parents– Nels and Lillie (Hagman) Frye. Married– Barbara York, May 29, 1948. Children– Three. Married–Eden Naby.  Children–two.  Education– University of Illinois, A.B., 1939; Harvard University, M.A., 1940; Ph.D., 1946; post-doctoral study at the University of London, 1946-1947. Served with the U.S. Army Office of Strategic Services, 1941-1945; taught at Harvard as Aga Khan Professor of Iranian, 1957-1990; visiting professor at Frankfurt University, 1958-1959. Lectured in German (Germany), French (Tehran and Paris), Persian (Afghanistan), and Russian (Moscow). Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, International Orientalist Society, and the Explorers Club of New York.  Awarded emeritus status at Harvard on his retirement in 1990. Died March 27, 2014.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary


The Golden Age of Persia.  Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975.

The Heritage of Central Asia from Antiquity to the Turkish Expansion.  Markus Wiener Publishers, 1996.

The Heritage of Persia. Cleveland; World Publishing, 1963.

History of Ancient Iran. Munich, W. Germany; C.H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandllung, 1983.

Iran. New York; Holt, 1954.

Islamic Iran and Central Asia (7th-12th centuries). London; Variorum Reprints, 1979.

Medieval Bukhara.  University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.

The Near East and the Great Powers. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1951.

Opera Minora. Shiraz, Iran; Asia Institute of Pahlavi University, 1976-

The Sasanian Remains of Qas-iAbu Nasr. Harvard University Press, 1973.


History of the Nation of the Archers. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1952.

Notes on the Pre-Islamic Coinage of Transoxiana. New York; American Numismatic Society, 1949.

The United States and Turkey and Iran. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1951.


History of Bukhara. Cambridge, Mass.; Medieval Society of America, 1954.

Islam & the West. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1957.

The Near East and the Great Powers. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1957.

Neue Methodologie in der Ianistik. Harrassowitz, 1974.

The Parthian and Middle Persian Inscriptions of Dura-Europos. London; Percy Lund, Humphries, 1968.

The Period From the Arab Invasion to the Saljugs. Cambridge, Mass.; University Press, 1975.

Sasanian Seals in the Collection of Mohsen Foroughi. London; Jund Humphries, 1971.


A collection of the papers of Richard Nelson Frye is held by the special collections department at Harvard University libraries.


Literary scholar, theologian,  university professor. Born– July 3, 1921, Birmingham. Parents– John H. and Helen (Mushat) Frye. Married– Jean Elbert Steiner, January 11, 1947. Children– One. Education– Princeton University, A.B., 1943, M.A., 1950, Ph.D., 1952; additional study, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1950-1951. U.S. Army Field Artillery, 1943-1946; reached rank of major and was awarded the Bronze Star; public relations representative for Tennessee Coal and Iron Company, 1946-1947; instructor, Howard College 1947-1948; Emory University, 1952-1961; research professor, Folger Shakespeare Library, 1961-1965; professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, 1965-1983.  Co-founded the Center of Theological Inquiry at the Princeton Theological Seminary, 1978. Member Modern Language Association, Shakespeare Association of America, and other professional organizations. Awarded Guggenheim fellowship, 1956-1957; grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, 1966 and 1971; and the American Philosophical Society, 1968 and 1971. Received many awards for teaching and scholarship, including the James Holly Hanford Award from the Milton Society and the Thomas Jefferson Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities from the American Philosophical Society, 1997.  Died January 13, 2005.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary in University of Pennsylvania website.


God, Man, and Satan; Patterns of Christian Thought and Life in “Paradise Lost,” “Pilgrim’s Progress,” and the Great Theologians. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1968.

Is God a Creationist? The Religious Case against Creation-Science. New York; Scribner, 1960.

Language for God and Feminist Language.  Princeton:  Center of Theological Inquiry, 1988.

Milton’s Imagery and the Visual Arts; Iconographic Tradition in the Epic Poems. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1968.

Perspectives on Man; Literature and the Christian Tradition. Philadelphia; Westminster, 1961.

The Renaissance Hamlet; Issues and Responses in 1600. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1984.

Shakespeare and Christian Doctrine. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1963.

Shakespeare; the Art of the Dramatist. Boston; Houghton, 1970.

Shakespeare’s Life and Times; a Pictorial Record. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1967.


The Bible; Selections from the King James Version for Study as Literature. Boston; Houghton, 1965.

Is God a Creationist? : The Religious Case against Creation Science.  New York:  Scribners, 1983.







Journalist; public information director. Born– January 9, 1908, Montgomery.  Parents– William F. Frye, Sr., and Hattie Belle Booth Frye. Married– Ida Mary Atkinson. Children–three. Education– Harvard University, 1940. Reporter in Gadsden, Birmingham, and Nashville, Tenn.; joined staff of Associated Press, covering the War Department in Washington during World War II; part time staff of Stars and Stripes, World War II; adviser to Secretary of War, Robert Porter Patterson; speech writer for James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy and first Secretary of Defense; information director of the Armed Services Publicity Bureau, 1949; staff of the European Committee of the Military Aid Program, London, 1950; correspondent for NBC in Europe, 1951-53;worked for UNESCO, 1953-58; public information director for the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States. Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Public Service to the Department of Defense, 1950. Died March 29, 1961.


Newsweek, March 21, 1949; obituary, New York Times, March 31, 1961.


Marshall, Citizen Soldier. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1947.

A United Nations Peace Force.  Oceana Publications, 1957.

FULLER, HELEN, 1913-1972

Editor, journalist, attorney. Born– December 17, 1913, Birmingham. Parents– Arthur Wright and Leila E. (Thompson) Fuller. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1933, M.A., 1934, law student, 1935. Special attorney for U.S. Justice Department, 1935-1939; assistant to the administrator, National Youth Administration, 1939-1941; worked for New Republic as assistant editor, 1944-1946; Washington editor, 1946-1948; political editor, 1948-1951; managing editor, 1952-62.  Published articles in journals and  wrote a newspaper column.  Member, Board of Directors of the Washington Public Welfare Foundation.  Member American Political Science Association.  Died September 15, 1972.


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Southerners and Schools.  New Republic, 1959.

Year of Trial; Kennedy’s Crucial Decisions. New York; Harcourt, 1962.


Professor of business, executive, consultant. Born– October 6, 1939, Florence. Parents– Robert and Reba (Smith) Fulmer. Married– Arlene Hogan, March 12, 1960. Children– Two. Married– Patsy Cohen Wallace, July 9, 1977. Education– David Lipscomb College, B.A., 1961; University of Florida, M.B.A., 1962; University of California Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1965. Staff member, Proctor & Gamble, 1962-63;  professor of business, Pepperdine College, 1962-63; Florida State University, 1966-68; Georgia State University, 1968-73; Trinity University, San Antonio, 1973-76; Memphis State University, 1976-79; Emory University, 1979-85; Columbia University, 1987-91; William and Mary, 1991-2000.  Consultant to about fifty organizations.  Served as executive director, Certified Professional Managers; director, Executive Council, Inc.; faculty associate, Danforth Foundation.  Member, American Society for Training and Development, American Marketing Association, Academy of Management, World Futures Society, Southern Management Association.


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Management and Organization:  An Introduction to Theory and Practice.  Barnes and Noble, 1979.

The Management of Associations. Washington, D.C.; American Society of Association Executives, 1975.

Managing Associations of the 1980′s. Washington, D.C.; Foundation of the American Society of Association Executives, 1972.

The New Management.  Macmillan, 1974.

The New Marketing. New York; Macmillan, 1976.

Newcomers in Paradise: A Southern Couple Finds their Perfect Retirement Home in Santa Barbara. CreateSpace, 2010.

Planning for Presidential Succession.  American Management Association, 1979.

Practical Human Relations. Homewood, Ill.; R. D. Irwin, 1983.

Supervision; Essentials of Professional Practice. Beverly Hills, Calif.; Glencoe Press, 1975.

Supervision; Principles of Professional Management. Encino, Calif.; Glencoe Press, 1976.

Crafting Competiveness:  Developing Leaders in the Shadow Pyramid.  Capstone, 1996.

Exploring the New Management. New York; Macmillan, 1974.

Exploring the New Marketing.  Macmillan, 1976.

Growing Your Company’s Leaders.  How Great Organizations Use Succession Management to Sustain Competitive Advantage.  AMACOM, 2004.

The Leadership Advantage:  How the Best Companies Are Developing their Talent to Pave the Way for Future Success.  AMACOM, 2008.

Leadership by Design.  Harvard Business School Press, 1998.

The Leadership Investment:  How the World’s Best Organizations Gain Strategic Advantage through Leadership Development.  AMACOM, 2001.

A Practical Introduction to Business. Homewood, Ill.; Irwin, 1975.


Organizing for New Product Development. Washington, D.C.; National Industrial Conference Board, 1966.


Executive Development and Organizational Learning for Global Business.  International Business Press, 1998.


Engineer. Born– March 14, 1932, in Bell Buckle, Tenn. Parents– Virnie Lee and Mattie (Dilbridge) Fults.  Married– Anne Simmons, August 26, 1961. Children– Two. Education–  Middle Tennessee State College, B.S., 1958.  Employed as farmer, grocery clerk;  high school teacher in Manchester and Tullahoma, Tenn; engineering aide, 1957-1961; planning analyst, 1961-1962; Tennessee Highway Dept.; engineer, Hayes Aircraft, Huntsville, 1962-1964; Chrysler Corp., Huntsville, 1964-1966; senior engineer, Marshall Space Flight Center, 1966-. Served in U.S. Navy, 1954-1956; U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, 1962-, commanding officer of unit after 1973.


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The Chaffins, Chapter XII from The Leaves of Time.  Huntsville, 1999.

Hoover’s Gap: Section 9, Chapter VII. from The Leaves of Time.  Huntsville, 1999.

Liberty Gap:  Section 12, Chapter VII from The Leaves of Time.  Huntsville, 2002.

Magic Squares. LaSalle, Ill.; Open Court, 1974.



University professor, economist. Born– December 14, 1922, Luverne. Parents– Albert Donlin and Lila (Douglass) Fundaburk. Education– Alabama College, 1940-1942; University of Mexico, summer 1942; George Washington University, A.B., 1944; Northwestern University, M.A., 1946; Ohio State University, Ph.D., 1963. Held positions in government and industry; teacher, Huntingdon College, 1950; Ohio State University, 1958-1963; University of Hawaii; and, after 1966, Bowling Green State University. Member, Association of Comparative Economic Systems, and other economic organizations. Honors– First prize from National Tax Equality Association, 1946; book awards from the Southeastern and Alabama Library Associations, both in 1959, for Sun Circles and Human Hands. Economics in Action Institute scholar, 1969, and National Science Foundation scholar, 1970. Awarded emeritus status on her retirement from Bowling Green. Died June 3, 2006


Contemporary Authors online.


Art in the Environment in the United States.  1976.

Bibliography of the History of Economic Thought. Vol. I. 1973.

Characteristics, Problems and Potentials of Apparel Manufacturing on the Neighbor Islands. University of Hawaii, 1966.

Development of Economic Thought and Analysis. Metuchen, N.J.; Scarecrow, 1973.

Diversified Manufacturing in Kauai. Economic Research Center, University of Hawaii, 1946.

The Economic Complex of Kauai. Economic Research Center, University of Hawaii, 1964.

Garment Manufacturing in the Outer Islands.  Economics Research Center, University of Hawaii, 1966.

The Garment Manufacturing Industry of Hawaii.  4 vols.  Economic Research Center, University of Hawaii, 1965.

The History of Economic Thought and Analysis; a Selective International Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.; Scarecrow, 1973.

Parade of Alabama. Luverne, Ala; Fundaburk, 1960.

Reference Materials and Periodicals in Economics; International List. Metuchen, N.J.; Scarecrow, 1971.

Southeastern Indians; Life Portraits. Metuchen, N.J.; Scarecrow, 1959.

Unemployment Compensation; History and Meaning. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, 1947.


Art at Educational Institutions in the U.S.  Scarecrow, 1974.

Art in Public Places in the United States. Bowling Green, Ohio; Bowling Green University Press, 1975.


Sun Circles and Human Hands; the Southeastern Indians, Arts and Industries. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press,


American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976: A Book of Readings. Luverne, Alabama. 1984.

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



Archaeologist, curator. Born– April 23, 1949, in Beaver Falls, Pa. Parents– Joseph Eugene and Ruth (Bintrim) Futato. Education– East Mississippi Junior College, A.A., 1969; University of Alabama, B.A., 1971; M.A., 1973; Additional graduate study. Married– Myrna Paulette Stubbs on May 29, 1971. Children– One. Served as teaching assistant and temporary instructor at the University of Alabama; six month contract with the University of West Florida, 1973. University of Alabama Office of Archaeological Research, serving as laboratory supervisor, curator, staff archaeologist, and senior research archaeologist. Published articles in the Journal of Alabama Archaeology, and the Archaeological Research Series. Wrote or compiled other material, unpublished, but on file at the University of Alabama Office of Archaeological Research.


Information from Eugene M. Futato, Moundville, Ala.


Archaeological Investigations in the Cedar Creek and Upper Bear Creek Reservoirs. University, Ala.; Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama, 1983.

The Bellefonte Site, 1 Ja 300. Chattanooga, Tenn.; Tennessee Valley Authority, 1977.

Cultural Resources Reconnaissance in the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama. University, Ala.; Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama, 1979.


Archaeological Investigations at the B.B. Comer Bridge Site, 1Ja78, Jackson County, Alabama. University, Ala.; Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama, 1983.

Archaeological Investigations in the Little Bear Creek Reservoir. University, Ala.; Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama, 1975.


Archaeological Investigations at Site 22It581, Itawamba County, Mississippi; the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Tombigbee River Multi-Resource District. University, Ala.; Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama, 1983.

Archaeological Testing Investigations at 58 Sites in the River and Canal Sections of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. University, Ala.; Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama, 1982.

Phase I Archaeological Reconnaissance Along the Tuscumbia River Watershed, Alcorn and Prentiss Counties, Mississippi. University, Ala.; Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama, 1983.


Military Historian; professor of history.  Born– December 11, 1917, in Waterford, Miss. Parents– James Chester and Oliva Brooks Futrell.  Married– JoAnn MGowan. Education– University of Mississippi, B.A., 1938; M.A., 1939; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1950. Taught at University of Mississippi, 1938; special consultant to U.S. War Department, 1946; historian for Army Air Force and U.S. Air Force History Office, 1946-1949; Air University, 1950-1951; professor, Aerospace Studies Institute, 1951-1971; senior historian, Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center. Retired 1974 with emeritus status. Served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; retired with rank of lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Air Force Reserve. Member of the Southern Historical Association, American Military Institute and Air Force History Foundation, and other professional organizations. Died March 17, 1999.


Directory of American Scholars, 1978; obituary.


Aces and Aerial Victories; the United States Air Force in Southeast Asia, 1965-1973. Montgomery, Ala.; Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center, Air University, 1976.

Background and Growth of Military Civic Actions. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Aerospace Studies Institute, 1956.

Command of Observation Aviation. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; USAF Historical Division, Research Studies Institute, 1956.

Development of Aeromedical Evacuation in the USAF, 1909-1960. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; USAF Historical Division, Research Studies Institute, 1960.

Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine; a History of Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, 1917-1964. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Aerospace Studies Institute, 1971.


The United States Air Force in Korea, 1950-1953. New York; Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961.

The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia. Washington, D.C.; Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1980-.