Historian, archivist, teacher. Born– October 21, 1933, Montgomery. Parents– Milo Barrett and Mary Joseph (Key) Howard. Education– Auburn University, A.B., 1955, M.A. 1960. Served in the U.S. Army 1955-1957; employed by the Alabama State Department of Archives and History 1958-,  was appointed director, 1967-; taught at the University of Alabama, 1964-1968 and at Auburn University, 1968. Board of directors, Governor’s Mansion Advisory Board, Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, Alabama Military Hall of Fame, and others; historiographer of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, 1969-1975. Honors– honorary D.H.L., Livingston University, 1978; Alabama Academy of Honor, 1971. ; Died November 3, 1981.


Who’s Who in America, 1982; Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.


The Minutes, Journals and Acts of the General Assembly of British West Florida. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1978.


Memoire Justificatif of the Chevalier Montant de Monberaut. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.



Biologist. Born– May 3, 1872, Lake Grove, N.Y. Parents– Elbert Richard and Anne Judson (Holmes) Howell. Married– Grace Bowen Johnson, June 20, 1900. Children– Three. Education– Public schools in Brooklyn, New York. Biologist, U.S. Biological Survey of the Department of Agriculture, 1895-1939; in charge of explorations in Texas and New Mexico, 1903; Texas & Louisiana, 1905-1907; Georgia & Tennessee, 1908; Alabama, 1910-1916; Florida, 1918-1939; Georgia, 1927-1933; North Carolina, 1928-1930. Fellow of the American Ornithological Union.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


Biological Survey of Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1921.

Birds of Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1924.

Birds of Arkansas. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1911.

Birds That Eat the Cotton Boll Weevil. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1906.

Destruction of the Cotton Boll Weevil by Birds in Winter. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1908.

Florida Bird Life. New York; Coward-McCann, 1932.

The Relation of Birds to the Cotton Boll Weevil. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1907.



Psychologist. Born– September 7, 1949, Birmingham. Parents– Joseph Benton and Louise (Butterworth) Howell. Married– Lark Dill, August 16, 1975. Children–two.  Education– Samford University, B.A., 1971; Yale University, M.A., 1974; University of Virginia, Ph.D., 1979. Psychologist and associate director of Anniston Family Practice Residency Program, 1979-.


Joseph B. Howell, Anniston.


Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway.  Balboa Press, 2012.


Physician Stress; a Handbook for Coping. Baltimore; University Park Press, 1984.



Media executive; political party leader; state legislator.  Born– February 11, 1962, Hartwell, Ga.  Married–Susan Sorrells.  Children–two. Education– University of Georgia, B.A. in journalism, 1983.  Assistant Sports Information Director, Auburn University, 1983-1990;  head of Auburn’s radio and television sports network, 1990-94; formed Auburn Network, Inc., media and marketing company, 1994.  Elected to Alabama House of Representatives from the 79th District, 1998; served as House minority leader, 2005-2010. Elected speaker of the House, 2010.  Chairman of Alabama Republican Party, 2007-2010; led Campaign 2010, highly successful Republican fundraising effort.


Mike Hubbard website


Storming the State House.  NewSouth Books, 2012.



Historian, university professor of history. Born– October 5, 1918, Winfield. Parents– James A. and Rachel (Smith) Hubbard. Married– Ruth Ann Perry, August 31, 1947. Education– Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1948, Ph.D., 1955; Peabody College, M.A., 1949. Served in the U.S. Army, 1941-1946, captured on Bataan by the Japanese and was a prisoner of war for three and one half years. Teacher, Tennessee high schools, 1949-1951, Austin Peay State University, 1955-88; chairman of the history department, 1979-88. Member; Tennessee, Southern, and American Historical Associations, and the Organization of American Historians. Contributed to various history journals. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement from Austin Peay in 1988.  The Preston Hubbard Scholarship in History at APSU is named in his honor.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Contemporary Authors online


Apocalypse Undone:  My Survival of Japanese Imprisonment during World War II.  Nashville:  Vanderbilt University Press, 1990.

Origins of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1961.


The papers of Preston John Hubbard are held by the Montgomery County Library, Clarksville, Tennessee.



Attorney, congressman. Born– November 11, 1869, Wilson County, Tenn. Parents– Joseph Franklin and Nancy (Sherrill) Huddleston. Married– Bertha Baxley, November 29, 1917. Children– Five. Education– Cumberland University, L.L.B., 1891. Practiced law in Birmingham, 1891-1913; served as private in Co. K, 1st Alabama Regiment during the Spanish American War; alderman in Birmingham, 1910-1912?; U.S. Congressman, 1915-1937, and supported the home building bill that was the predecessor of the Federal Home Loan Act; sponsored a public works bill embodying the principles of the Public Works Act of 1933, sponsored a bill for the relief of destitute citizens. Member; Democratic Party; Odd Fellows; Methodist Church; first commander of the Alabama Veterans of the Spanish American War, 1899-1900. Authored poems appearing in several newspapers and periodicals.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 50,; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3.


Huddleston Family Tables. Concord, N.H.; Rumford Press, 1933.

Random Verses. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1952.


Index to the Official Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1901, State of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Legal Research and Service, School of Law, University of Alabama, University of Alabama Press, 1948.



Businessman. Born– June 7, 1958, Montgomery. Parents– Richard F. and Katherine (Frazer) Hudson. Married– Marcia Melton, May 11, 1985. Education– University of Alabama, B.F.A., 1983; graduate study at Santa Reparata Art School in Florence, Italy, 1983. Owner, Pegasus Motor Co., 1984-1987, Jack Ingram Motors 1987-; editor, Performance Market Monthly Newsletter, contributor to Sports Illustrated.


Adams Hudson, Montgomery.


How to Buy or Sell a Car by Long Distance. Osceola, Wis.; Motorbooks International, 1987.


Writer; educator.  Born 1953.  Children–one.  Education–University of South Alabama.  English and literature teacher and guidance counselor with the Fairhope, Alabama public schools.  Began writing as a college undergraduate;  left writing for several years to work as a teacher but returned to it twenty-five years later.  Published short stories in Penthouse, New Writers, Eastern Shore Quarterly, and Southern Bard.  Winner of the first prize in the National Endowment for the Arts international writing contest, 1977; Hackney Literary Award for short fiction; first place, Penthouse magazine international short story contest.


Biographical sketch in Don Noble, ed., Climbing Mt. Cheaha; Emerging Alabama Writers. Livingston Press, 2004.

Contemporary Authors online.


In a Temple of Trees.  San Francisco; MacAdam/Cage Publishing Co. , 2003.

In the Dark of the Moon.  MacAdam/Cage, 2005.

Opposable Thumbs.  Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama, 2001.


William Gay and Suzanne Kingsbury, The Alumni Grille, MacAdam/Cage, 2004.

Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe’, vols. I, II, and III.  MacAdam/Cage, 2002-05.



Civic leader. Born March 7, 1876. Parents– Chambers and Maria Melton (Jordan) McAdory. Married– Eugene LeRoy Huey. Children– One. Bessemer Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Charter member and president for two terms; Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, member and president two terms; first woman member, Bessemer Board of Education; member, Bessemer Carnegie Library Board; member, Domestic Relations Board of Jefferson County. She was what was called in UDC a “real daughter,” her father having been a Confederate soldier. Died August 16, 1938.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.


History of the Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Opelika, Ala.; Post Pub. Co., 1937.



Civil engineer. Born– April 21, 1883, Birmingham. Parents– John Marvin and Annie Elizabeth (McWilliams) Huey. Married– Julia Jones, June 20, 1906. Children– One. Education– Howard College, B.S., 1904. Employed as civil engineer for eight years; city engineer, East Lake, 1907-1908; assistant city engineer, Birmingham, 1909-1910; resident engineer, Seaboard Air Line Railroad, two years; fire insurance business thereafter. Elected to the legislator from Jefferson County, 1918.  Died January 26, 1958.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


Ruhama, the Story of a Church, 1819-1940. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1946.

HUGHES, EDEN, (Pseudonym)


Butterworth, William Edmund, III



Journalist, novelist. Born– November 13, 1910, Hartselle. Parents– John Bradford and Margaret Lois (Brindley) Huie. Married– Ruth Puckett, October 27, 1934. Married– Martha Hunt Robertson, July 16, 1977. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1930. Employed by the Birmingham Post, 1932-1936; served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-1945; worked for American Mercury as associate editor, 1941-1943, editor and publisher, 1945-1951;  lecturer and freelance writer, 1951-1986. Awarded Alabama Library Association Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, 1975.  Co-host of television program Longines Chronoscope. Inducted into the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Science Hall of  Fame. Died November 20, 1986.


Who’s Who in America online; Contemporary Authors online


The Americanization of Emily. New York; Dutton, 1959.

The Case Against the Admirals. New York; Dutton, 1946.

Can Do! the Story of the Seabees. New York; Dutton, 1944.

Did the F.B.I. Kill Martin Luther King? Nashville; T. Nelson, 1977.

The Execution of Private Slovik. New York; Delacorte, 1954.

The Fight for Air Power. New York; L. B. Fischer, 1942.

From Omaha to Okinawa. New York; Dutton, 1945.

He Slew the Dreamer. New York; Delacorte Press, 1969.

The Hero of Iwo Jima. New York; New American Library, 1960.

The Hiroshima Pilot. New York; Putnam, 1964.

Hotel Mamie Stover. New York; Clarkson N. Potter, 1963.

In the Hours of Night. New York; Delacorte, 1975.

It’s Me O Lord! Nashville; T. Nelson, 1979.

The Klansman. New York; Delacorte, 1967.

Mud on the Stars. New York; L. B. Fischer, 1942.

A New Life to Live. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1977.

The Revolt of Mamie Stover. New York; Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1951.

Ruby McCollum, Woman in the Suwannee Jail. New York; Dutton, 1956.

Seabee Roads to Victory.  Dutton, 1944.

Three Lives for Mississippi. New York; WCC Books, 1965.

Wolf Whistle. New York; New American Library, 1959.


A collection of William Bradford Huie’s papers is held by the Thompson Library at Ohio State University.



Linguist, poet, university professor. Born– August 24, 1955, Tuscaloosa. Parents– William Washington and Sara Aduston (Meriwether) Humphries. Married– Ann Wahl Reiger, August 4, 1984. Married– Jeannie Smith. Education– Duke University, A.B., 1977, M.A., 1978; Yale University, M.Phil., 1980, Ph.D., 1981; received fellowship from Yale University, 1977-1981. Taught French at Yale, 1982, French and Italian at Louisiana State Univ., 1982-. Member; Modern Language Association; South Atlantic Modern Language Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Contributed to Southern Review, Book Forum, Oxford Literary Review, and others. Honors– Academy of American Poets Prize from Duke University, 1977. Commandeur de l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres.


Contemporary Authors online


Borealis (poems).  University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Losing the Text; Readings in Literary Desire. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1986.

Metamorphosis of the Raven: Literary Overdeterminedness in France and the South since Poe. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1985.

The Otherness Within; Gnostic Readings in Marcel Proust, Flannery O’Connor and Francois Villon. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1983.

The Puritan and the Cynic;  The Literary Moralist in America and France. New York; Oxford University Press, 1987.

Reading Emptiness:  Buddhism and Literature.  State University of New York, 1999.

The Red and the Black: The Myth of Celebrity in Stendhal’s Novel. Boston; Twayne Publishers, 1991.


Collected Poems of Edouard Glissant.  University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

Conversations with Reynolds Price. Jackson, Miss.; University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

Southern Literature and Literary Theory.  University of Georgia Press, 1990.

Joint editor:

The Future of Southern Letters.  Oxford University Press, 1996.

Poetics of the Americas:  Race, Founding, and Textuality.  LSU Press, 1997.

HUNNICUTT, JOHN L., 1850-1932


Born– September 24, 1850, Pickens County. Parents– Ransom Flournoy and Sarah Elizabeth (Hargrove) Hunnicutt. Married– Alice A. Strong, 1882. Children– Five. Education– Southern University, 1870. Served in the Confederate Army. Organized the Ku Klux Klan in Pickens and Hale counties. Employed by International Harvester and other companies in Northport and Tuscaloosa.


Reconstruction in West Alabama.


Reconstruction in West Alabama; the Memoirs of John L. Hunnicutt. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1959.



Teacher. Born– October 5, 1909, Roanoke, Va. Parents– William Otis and Myrtle (Wertz) Hunt. Education– Virginia State Teachers College, B.S., 1941; Columbia University, A.M., 1947. Taught in county schools of Roanoke, Va., 1929-1931, principal, 1931-1932; city schools of Roanoke, principal, 1932-1944; William Jewell College, dean of women, 1944-1948; Woman’s Missionary Union, Southern Baptist Convention, Birmingham, 1948-. Member; Baptist World Alliance; Southern Baptist Foundation; Kappa Delta Pi. Honors– William Jewell College, Honorary D.H.L., 1958.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.


Woman’s Missionary Union; History of the Woman’s Missionary Union. Birmingham, Ala.; Woman’s Missionary Union Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention, 1964?



Teacher, writer. Born– September 7, 1919, Denver, Colo. Parents– Clarence A. and Alice H. (Gillman) Fassett. Married– Douglas Hunt; Earl G. Jensen. Education– University of Chicago, Ph.D.; Birmingham Southern College, M.A.; Stanford University, M.A. Taught English and Journalism at Alabama College, 1952-1953 and at Stanford 1954-1955. Resided in Europe, 1955-1957. Published stories in Yale Review, Story, McCall’s, and Today’s Woman.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1958.


Family Affair. New York; Harper, 1948.

Joanna Lord. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, Merrill, 1954.



Writer, ethnologist, and folklorist.  Born January 7, 1891, Notasulga (moved to Eatonville, Florida, with her family as a child).  Parents–John and Lucy Potts Hurston.  Married– Herbert Sheen, 1927; Albert Price III, 1939.  Education:  graduated from Morgan Academy, Baltimore; Howard College, A.A., 1920; Barnard College, B.A., 1928; graduate study at Columbia University (studied  with the anthropologist Franz Boas and fellow students Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead). Collected folklore in the South and the Caribbean (Jamaica, Haiti, Bermuda, Honduras); worked at various jobs (college instructor, librarian, as well as menial work).  Member American Folklore Society; American Anthropological Society; American Ethnological Society, Zeta Phi Beta. Closely associated with writers of the Harlem Renaissance.  Recognized as an important figure in the history of African-American literature; influenced many other writers. Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, 1936 and 1938; Annisfield Award, 1943; LL. D. from Morgan College, 1939; Bethune-Cookman College Award for Education and Human Relations. Selected for the first class of the Alabama Authors Hall of Fame, 2015. Died January 28, 1960.


Contemporary Authors online.


Jonah’s Gourd Vine, 1934.

Mules and Men, 1935.

Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937.

Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica, 1938.

Moses, Man of the Mountains, 1939.

Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942.

Seraph on the Sewanee, 1948.

The Sanctified Church; The Folklore Writings of Zora Neale Hurston, 1981.

Spunk: The Selected Stories, 1985.

Every Tongue Got to Confess, 2001.


The papers of Zora Neale Hurston are held by the library at the University of Florida.



Homemaker; author. Born–October 29, 1911, Tuscaloosa.  Parents–Theodore Henley and Alice Ashley Jack.  Married–
Charles Davis Hurt, November 23, 1933. Children–two. Education–Attended Wesleyan College, Macon; Emory University, B.A., 1932.  Wrote articles for various publications. Member Emory University Board of Visitors; Friends of Emory University Library; Colonial Dames.  Died August 3, 2003.


Alabama Bound.


Alabama Bound–Family Sketches of a Long Line of Storytellers:  The Jacks, Morgans, Wymans, Boyntons, Martins, Hunters, and Dearings.  Copple House Books, 1988.



Music teacher. Born– September 25, 1875, Mobile, Ala. Parents– Alphonse and Sarah (Gaillard) Hurtel. Education– Barton Academy High School; Faelton School of Music, Boston. Taught piano in Mobile. Member of the Alabama Historical Association. Died January 20, 1865.


Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives;


The River Plantation of Thomas and Marianne Gaillard, 1832-1850. Mobile, Ala.; Rankin Press, 1959.


A collection of papers of the Gaillard and Hurtel families is held by the A.S.Williams Collection at the University of Alabama Libraries.

IDE, KNOX, 1902-1994


Lawyer, businessman. Born– June 23, 1902, Ham, Tex. Parents– Abner Sheppard and Anne (Borden) McGee. Adopted at age three by his aunt, Margaret Rosa (Borden) Ide, Jacksonville, Ala. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1923; Harvard University Law School, LL.B., 1926. Married–Sarah Cowan Harris- 1929. Children– One. Married Rissie Miller, April 11, 1957.  Joined Anniston (Ala.) law firm, 1929-1931; New York Law firm, 1931-37. Served as secretary, vice president, and president of American Home Products Corporation; director of Pal Blade Company, American Machine and Foundry Company, International Cigar Machine Company. Helped organize and served as legal counsel to New York Airways, Inc. Died July 5, 1994.




Memoirs of Knox Ide. Anniston, Ala.; Higginbotham, 1986.



Mathematician, teacher. Born– November 26, 1913, Ottawa, Kan. Married–Janice Turnipseed, 3 June 1953. Education– University of Ottawa, Kansas, B.A., 1936; University of Kansas, M.A., 1938; Louisiana State University, Ph.D., 1950. Taught mathematics at Louisiana State University, 1946-1950, and at Auburn University, 1950-1975. Member; American Mathematical Society.  Died 2007.


American Men and Women of Science, 1982.


Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians and Physicists. New York; Oxford University Press, 1962.



Journalist. Born– August 22, 1943, Troy. Parents– Louis Frederick and Emma Margaret (Cooper) Inman. Married– Paulette Strong, April 15, 1967. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1965, M.F.A., 1979. Employed by WSFA-TV, Montgomery, 1965-1968; press secretary for Governor Albert Brewer 1968-1970; employed by WBTV, Charlotte, N.C., 1970-1975; worked for the University of Alabama, 1975-1979; for WBTV, 1979-1996. Free lance writer after 1996. Author of plays and film scripts as well as novels.Member; Phi Beta Kappa. Honors– Outstanding Alumnus of the Department of Broadcast and Film Communication, University of Alabama; first prize for fiction, Birmingham Festival of Arts; various awards for television journalism.


Robert Inman, Charlotte, North Carolina.


The Christmas Bus.  Charlotte, NC:  Novello Festival Press, 2006.

The Governor’s Lady.  John F. Blair, Publisher, 2012.

Dogs and Children. Boston; Little Brown, 1991.

Home Fires Burning. Boston; Little Brown, 1987.

My Friend Delbert Earle and Other Notes in Closing; Television Essays. Charlotte; Hometown Press, 1989.

A Note in Closing. Charlotte, North Carolina; Hometown Press, 1985.

IRWIN, J. DAVID, 1939-


Engineer, teacher. Born– August 9, 1939, Minneapolis, Minn. Education– Auburn University, B.E.E., 1961; University of Tennessee, M.S., 1962, Ph.D., 1967. Employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1967-1969; taught at Auburn University, 1969-, serving as chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering after 1976. Member; American Society for Engineering Education; Alabama and National Society of Professional Engineers; IEEE Computer Society; Southeastern and National Association of Electrical Engineering; executive committee of the Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education; education editor of Computer; editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; received the IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984.


J. David Irwin, Auburn, Ala.


Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis. New York; Macmillan, 1984.


Industrial Noise and Vibration Control. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1979.

An Introduction to Computer Logic. Englewood Cliff, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.



Poet; writer of children’s books.  Born–1971, Covington, Ga.  Moved to Birmingham in 1984.  Married; children–three.  Education– University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama.  Contributes to poetry journals and anthologies; poetry editor for the Birmingham Arts Journal. Member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; Alabama Writers Forum; Big Table Poets. Named Alabama Poet of the Year, 2006; Book of the Year, Alabama State Poetry Society, 2007; Children’s Book Award, Alabama Library Association, 2011; Notable Children’s Book,American Library Association, 2011.


Contemporary authors online; Irene Latham website


The Color of Lost Rooms. Birmingham:  Blue Rooster Press, 2010.

Dear Wandering Wildebeest and other Poems from the Watering Hole.  Minneapolis:  Millbrook Press, 2014.

Don’t Feed the Boy.  New York: Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, 2012.

Fresh Delicious:  Poems from the Farmer’s Market.  Honesdale, Pa:  Wordsong, 2016.

Leaving Gee’s Bend.  New York:  Putnam, 2010.

Now Playing:  A Collection of Poems.  Brierfield, AL: New Dawn Unlimited, 2001.

The Sky Between Us.  Birmingham:  Blue Rooster Press, 2014.

What Came Before.  Mobile: Negative Capability Press, 2007.

When the Sun Shines in Antarctica.  Minneapolis:  Millbrook Press, 2016.