KIRK, MARY WALLACE, 1889-1978

Biography:

Artist, poet, educator. Born– July 26, 1889, Tuscumbia, Ala. Parents– James T. and Ella Pearsall (Rather) Kirk. Education– Agnes Scott College, A.B., 1911, Phi Beta Kappa. Served on the Board of Trustees of Agnes Scott College for 61 years, the first woman in the South to be elected to the board of a ranking women’s college; president, 2 terms, general alumnae association of Agnes Scott, and was instrumental in the erection of its club house, the first alumnae club house on a college campus. Member; National Board, Young Women’s Christian Association; president, Alabama Poetry Society; member, Southern State League; Alabama Art League; Southern Print Makers. Received a silver loving cup from the Poetry Society of Alabama. Her etchings received prizes from Southern State Art League and the Laguna Beach, California Art Association. Her antebellum home, Locust Hill, provided the background for some of her writings, and her art work illustrated it. Died January 30, 1978.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; files at the Birmingham Public Library.

Publication(s):

Cabins and Characters. Birmingham, Ala.; Southern University Press, 1969.

Locust Hill; This House Was Full of People. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.

Of Days and Seasons at Locust Hill. S.l.; s.n., 1977.

The Sum of Living; a Collection of Poems. S.l.; s.n., 1973.

Papers;

The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds papers of Mary Wallace Kirk.

KIRKLIN, JOHN WEBSTER, 1917-2004

Biography:

Physician; medical educator; pioneer in cardiac surgery.  Born– Aug. 5, 1917, Muncie, Ind.  Parents–Byrl R. and Gladys Webster Kirklin. Married–Margaret Katherine Hair.  Children–three. Education– University of Minnesota, B.A., 1938; Harvard University, M.D., 1942; diplomas from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1950. Captain, US Army, 1944-46. Surgeon and teacher at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, 1950-1966; professor, Dept. chairman, surgeon-in-chief of hospitals and clinics, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1966-1998. Credited with the enhancement of the heart-lung machine, making cardiac surgery possible. Published more than 700 articles in medical journals. Edited the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery for many years. Member, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, and multiple professional organizations. Awarded the Lister Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons, 1972. Awarded honorary degrees by eight universities, including the University of Munich and Hamline University. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at UAB in 1998. The Kirklin Clinic at UAB is named in his honor.  Died April 21, 2004.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1979; obituary.

Publication(s):

Cardiac Surgery and the Conduction System. New York; Wiley, 1983.

Systems Analysis in Surgical Patients …. Glasgow, Scotland; University of Glasgow, 1970.

The Tetralogy of Fallout from a Surgical Viewpoint. Philadelphia; Saunders, 1970.

Contributor:

Advances in Cardiovascular Surgery. New York; Grune & Stratton, 1973.

KITCHENS, WILLIAM F., 1911-1996

Biography:

Teacher, vocational counselor, poet. Born– June 10, 1911, Pontotoc County, Miss. Parents– Zephaniah B. and Sarah Francis (Staggs) Kitchens. Married– Iva Louise Stringfellow, June 15, 1930. Children– One. Education– Athens College; Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1947; University of Alabama, M.A., 1956. Employed, Pullman Standard Manufacturing Co., 1941-1943; U.S. Army, 1943-1945; Vocational programs of the Bessemer Board of Education, 1946-1947; Jefferson County, 1947-1949; DeKalb County, 1950-1952;  Birmingham Board of Education, 1952-1974. Died June 22, 1996.

Source:

William F. Kitchens, Hueytown, Ala.

Publication(s):

Armageddon. (epic poem). New York; Frederick Press, 1960.

The Dusty Road. New York; Exposition Press, 1965.

KITTINGER, JO SUSENBACH, 1955-

Biography;

Writer of children’s books; journalist; potter; craftsperson.  Born– October 8, 1955, Miami, Florida.  Parents– Donald and Vivian Susenbach.  Married– Richard Joel Kittinger, December 28, 1974.  Children–three.  Education– University of Montevallo, B.F.A., 1977.  Co-owner of a fine crafts gallery in Alabaster, AL, 1977-78; freelance crafts designer, 1978-91; freelance author of children’s books after 1991.  Wrote for magazines and newspapers.  Member, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society; Alabama Writer’s Forum.   Member Board of Directors, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Health Care Authority of Jefferson County. Received a Crystal Kite Award and a Christopher Award in 2013.

Sources;

Contemporary Authors; Something about the Author.

Publications;

Birds of North America:  East.  New York:  DK Publishing, 2001.

Birds of North America: West.  New York:  DK Publishing, 2001.

Dead Log Alive!  New York:  Franklin Watts, 1996.

Going to the Beach.  Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 2002.

The House on Dirty-Third Street.  Peachtree Press, 2012.

The Joy of Cats.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1999.

A Look at Minerals:  From Galena to Gold.  New York:  Franklin Watts, 1998.

A Look at Rocks: From Coal to Kimberlife.  New York:  Franklin Watts, 1997.

Lunch with Punch.  Danbury, CT:  Children’s Press, 2003.

Moving Day.  Danbury: Children’s Press, 2003.

Rosa’s Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights.  Calkins Creek, 2010.

Stories in  Stone:  The World of Animal Fossils.

When I Grow Up.  Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 2004.

Who is George Washington Carver?  Children’s Press, 2005.

Who is Jane Goodall?  Children’s Press, 2005.

KNAPP, WILLIAM JOSIAH, 1901-1992

Biography:

Musician, building manager. Born–October 18, 1901, LaSalle, Ill. Parents–Edmund Lee and Lilah Trestrail Knapp. Graduate of Lewis Hotel Training School in Washington, D.C. Worked in carnivals during the depression as a palmist and astrologer; concert pianist and organist.  Lived in Montgomery, 1942-, where he managed several apartment buildings. Died February 13, 1992.

Source:

Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

The Miracle of Seven Pines. New York; Vantage, 1964.

KNIGHT, GEORGE W., 1940-

Biography:

Denominational writer and editor; clergyman. Born– Aug. 5, 1940, Lineville, Ala. Parents– Ermon G. and Ruby K. (Perry) Knight. Married– Dorothy J. Boster, Nov. 29, 1963. Children– Two. Education– Jacksonville State University, 1958-1960; University of Alabama, B.A., 1962; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D., 1965, Th.M., 1966. Employed, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tenn., 1967-1980; Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1985-1986; Seminary Extension Department, Southern Baptist Convention, 1987-.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

How to Publish a Church Newsletter. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1983.

Key Bible Verse Parallel. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1987.

The Layman’s Overview of the Bible. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1987.

Pastoral Ministries Base Design. Nashville; Convention Press, 1971.

The Second Marriage Guidebook; Dealing with the Unique Factors of the Second Wedding. Brentwood, Tenn.; J. M. Productions, 1983.

Wedding Ceremony Idea Book. Brentwood, Tenn; J. M. Productions, 1983.

Wedding Ceremony Idea Book. Brentwood, Tenn.; J. M. Productions, 1984.

Compiler; The Christian Home in the 70′s. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1974.

“Church Bulletin Bits”. Vols. 1-3. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1976-1987.

Clip-Art Features for Church Newsletters. Vols. 1-2. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1986.

Clip-Art Sentence Sermons for Church Publications. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1986.

Instant Cartoons for Church Newsletters. Vols. 1-3. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1982-1986.

Plain Talk About Growing Old; and Other Articles from Home Life and Mature Living, for Senior Adults. Nashville; Convention Press, 1977.

Editor_and_Compiler;

Preaching People to People. Nashville; Convention Press, 1972.

Editor:

Ministering to Families. Nashville; Convention Press, 1971.

Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1986.

1973 Summer Youth Program Activities. Nashville; Convention Press, 1973.

KNIGHT, MICHAEL, 1969-

Biography;

Novelist; professor of creative writing.  Born December 15, 1969, Mobile. B.A., Hampden-Sydney College; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; MFA, University of Virginia.  Professor of  Creative Writing and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Publishes short stories and reviews in periodicals, as well as novels.  Winner of the John and Renee Grisham Emerging Southern Writers Award; the New Writers Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers; the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Special Citation for Fiction, the Henfield Foundation Award for Fiction;  the Alabama Library Association Award for the Best Fiction Work, 2013 (for The Typist); Robert Penn Warren Prize for Excellence in Fiction, 2013.

Sources;

University of Tennessee website; Contemporary Authors online.

Publications;

Divining Rod.  Penguin Group, 1999.

Dogfight, and Other Stories.  Penguin Group, 1998.

Goodnight, Nobody. Grove/Atlantic, 2004.

The Holiday Season.  Grove/Atlantic, 2007.

The Typist. Grove/Atlantic, 2010.

KNIGHT, THOMAS M., 1943-2001

Biography:

University professor and administrator, baseball coach. Born– June 25, 1943, Monroeville, Ala. Parents–Duncan J. and Mary L. McCaskill Knight. Married–Sylvia Bledsoe-Knight. Education– Alabama State University, B.A., 1963; Kansas State College, M.A., 1969; Oklahoma State University, Ph.D., 1974; additional study at Marquette University and the University of Iowa. Taught and coached at Blount High School, Mobile County, 1963-1967; minor league baseball coach, San Francisco Giants organization, 1964-1965; taught, Alabama State University, 1968-1971; Ottawa University in Kansas, 1971-1973; graduate research assistant, Oklahoma State University, 1974; chair, Urban Studies Dept. and director, Urban Life Center, Alabama State University; Chair, Department of Social Sciences and Vice Chancellor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Special envoy for the Israeli Embassy to consult in Middle Eastern Affairs for 2 years. Directed a TV documentary “Black Colleges and the Performing Arts,” 1970. Lectured on “The Urban Dilemma of Black Americans.” Died August 7, 2001.

Source:

Who’s Who Among Black Americans, 1980; obituary; ancestry.com

Publication(s):

Separatism on the American Frontier. Washington, D.C.; University Press of America, 1977.

KNOX, DAVID H., JR., 1943-

Biography:

Sociologist, university professor, marriage counselor. Born– Dec. 1, 1943, Birmingham, Ala. Education– Auburn University, B.A., 1966; Florida State University, M.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1969. Taught, East Carolina University, 1969-; marriage counselor, Nelson Clinic, 1969-. Author of many articles in professional journals. Fellowship in behavior modification, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1970-1971. Member; American Association of Marriage Counselors; Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy; National Council of Family Relations.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1978; East Carolina University website.

Publication(s):

Choices in Relationships; an Introduction to Marriage and the Family. St. Paul. Minn.; West Pub. Co., 1971.

Discussion Guide to Accompany a Love Attitude Inventory. Saluda, N.C.; Family Life Publications, 1971.

Dr. Knox’s Marital Exercise Book. New York; McKay, 1975.

Exploring Marriage and the Family. Glenview, Ill.; Scott, Foresman, 1979.

Human Sexuality. St. Paul, Minn.; West Pub. Co., 1984.

Living Sociology. St. Paul. Minn.; West Pub., 1990.

M & F. 4th edition.  Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2017.

Marriage Happiness; a Behavioral Approach to Counseling. Champaign, Ill.; Research Press Co., 1971.

Marriage Inventory. Champaign, Ill.; Research Press Co., 1971.

Marriage; Who? When? Why? Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Joint_Publication(s):

Behavioral Family Therapy.  Chapel Hill:  Carolina Academic Press, 2009.

The Dancer’s Gift:  Sociology in Life. 7th edition.  Ontario, Canada:  de Sitter Publications, 2011.

Divorced Dad’s Survival Book.  Reading, MA:  Perseus Books, 2000.

Human Sexuality: Making Informed Decisions. 12th edition.  Belmont, CA:  Cengage Wadsworth, 2016.

Finding Love from 9 to 5:  Trade Secrets in Office Romance.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press, 2010.

One Child by Choice. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1977.

Social Context View of Sociology.  Chapel Hill:  Carolina Academic Press, 2009.

When I Fall in Love Again:  A New Study of Finding and Keeping the Love of Your Life.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press, 2010.

 

KNOX, JOHN, 1905-1983

Biography:

Writer. Born September 17, 1905, Carlsbad, N.M.  Parents– Thomas Spence Knox and Lucile Pauline Schwerdtfeger Knox.  Married–Elsie Lorene Oliver, 24 March 1941. Children– Four. Education– Abilene Christian College; McMurry College. Spent his early childhood in Eutaw, Ala., where his father was a Presbyterian minister; later moved to South Carolina, Texas, and back to Decatur, Ala. Freelance writer of short stories, short novels, and poems; wrote the first official history of Morgan County, Ala., based on a series of articles for the Decatur Daily.  Died May 6, 1983.

Source:

Files at the Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

A History of Morgan County, Alabama. Decatur, Ala.; Morgan County Board of Revenue and Control, 1972.

The Story of Decatur, Alabama. Decatur, Ala.; Mayor and Council, 1970.

KNOX, ROSA BELLE, 1879-1974

Biography:

College instructor, children’s writer. Born– Dec. 16, 1879, Talladega, Ala. Parents– W.A. and Mary Belle (Wadsworth) Knox. Education– Agnes Scott College; Columbia University. Childhood was spent largely on the estate of relatives in Sumter County, Ala. and in New York City. Taught 7 years at Mississippi State College. Her first book was on school activities, but she is best known for her children’s books.  Died July 1974.

Source:

American Authors and Books; Owen’s The Story of Alabama; files at the Birmingham Public Library.

Publication(s):

The Boys and Sally Down on a Plantation. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1930.

Cousins’ Luck in the Louisiana Bayou Country. New York; Macmillan, 1940.

Footlights Afloat. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1937.

Gray Caps. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1932.

Marty and Company on a Carolina Farm. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1933.

Miss Jimmy Deane and What Happened at Pleasant Meadows. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1930.

Patsy’s Progress. New York; Dodd Mead, 1935.

School Activities and Equipment. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1927.

The Step Twins. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1938.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Rose Bell Knox is held by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

KOCH, WALTER FERDINAND, 1922-1978

Biography:

Geographer, university professor.  Born– Oct. 8, 1922, Hamburg, Germany. Parents–John and Senta Hammer Koch. Came to the US with his family as a child.  Married– 1945. Children– Four. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1956, M.A., 1957, Ph.D. in International Studies, 1961. US military, WWII. Administrative Assistant, Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1955-1957; taught geography, University of Alabama, 1957-78. Editor, Alabama Geographer; state coordinator, National Council of Geography Educators; member, Association of American Geographers. Died November 3, 1978.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1976.

Publication(s):

The City Government of Huntsville, Alabama; an Organizational Survey. University, Ala; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1958.

Municipal Debt in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala; Alabama League of Municipalities, 1958.

KOHN, JOHN PETER, JR., 1902-1993

Biography:

Attorney. Born– Dec. 27, 1902, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– John P. and Clementina R. (Cram) Kohn. Married– Margaret Thorington, Mar. 6, 1937. Children– One. Education– Starkes University School, Montgomery; St. Louis University; Spring Hill College; University of Alabama, LL.B., 1925. Admitted to the bar, 1925; practiced law, Montgomery, 1925-; Captain, Alabama National Guard, 1936; U.S. Army, 1940-1945; Montgomery county attorney, 1946-64; special attorney for the governor, 1964-1965; interim associate justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, 1968. Member; American Bar Association; Alabama Bar Association; Montgomery Bar Association. Died November 27, 1993.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1973; Marquis who’s who online

Publication(s):

The Cradle, an Anatomy of a Town, Fact and Fiction. S.l.; s.n, 1969.

The Voters’ Primary. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1938.

Widows, Divorce, Marriage. Montgomery, Ala.; Author, 1976.

KRACKE, ROY RACHFORD, 1897-1950

Biography:

Physician; medical educator and administrator. Born– Dec. 5, 1897, Hartselle, Ala. Parents– Henry August and Carrie Camilla (Puryear) Kracke. Married– Virginia Carolyn Minter, Oct. 17, 1925. Children– Six. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1913-1914; University of Alabama, B.S., 1924; Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, M.D., 1927. Worked as a pharmacist, 1914-1917; U.S. Navy, 1917-1921; taught, University of Alabama, 1925-1926; taught, Emory University, 1926-1944; first Dean of the Medical College, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1944-1950, where he taught pathology, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine, and began building the UAB Medical College into a major medical center. Awarded a certificate of merit for medical research by the American Medical Association, 1934; gold medal, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1935. Elected to the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame, 2004.  Fellow, American College of Physicians; member; American Board of Pathology; American Medical Association; Medical Association of Georgia; Georgia Academy of Science; Phi Beta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died June 27, 1950.

Source:

Who Was Who in America online; Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama in Birmingham; Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame website

Publication(s):

Color Atlas of Hematology, …. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1947.

Diseases of the Blood and Atlas of Hematology. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1937.

A Laboratory Manual of Bacteriology and Serology for Students of Medicine. Atlanta; Banner Press, s.d.

Editor:

A Textbook of Clinical Pathology. Baltimore; W. Wood & Co., 1938.

KRAUSE, RICHARD A., 1938-

Biography:

Anthropologist, university professor. Born– June 26, 1938, Grand Island, Neb. Parents–Richard A. Krause and Jennie Johnston Krause.  Education– University of Nebraska, B.A., 1961, M.A., 1962; Yale University, Ph.D., 1967. Taught at the University of Nebraska, 1966-1967; at Ohio State University, 1967-1968; at the University of Missouri, 1968-1974; University of Alabama, 1974-, chair, Department of Anthropology.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1971; Alabama and the Borderlands.

Publication(s):

The Clay Sleeps; an Ethnoarchaeological Study of Three African Potters. Tuscaloosa, Ala; University of Alabama Press, 1985.

The Leavenworth Site; Archaeology of an Historic Arikara Community. Lawrence; University of Kansas, 1972.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Tombigbee Watershed in Southeastern Prehistory. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, [1985?]

Contributor:

Alabama and the Borderlands; from Prehistory to Statehood. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1985.

KROLL, HARRY HARRISON, 1888-1967

Biography:

Writer, teacher. Born– February 18, 1888, Indiana.  Moved with his family  to the piney woods area of Marengo County as a child. Parents–Darius Wesley and Caroline M. Cripe.  Married–Nettie Heard, May 12, 1911.  Children–three.  Education– Little early education; worked at sawmilling and photography while preparing on his own for the state teachers examination.  Taught in Alabama rural schools, 1911-21; George Peabody College, B.S., 1923; M.S., 1925.   Taught at Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee, 1925-27; Iowa Wesleyan College, 1928-29; free-lance writer, 1933-35;  University of Tennessee at Martin, 1935-58. Author of over 900 essays and articles, as well as novels. Member American Dialect Society. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at the University of Tennessee at Martin, 1958. Died June 11, 1967.

Source:

Files at Jacksonville State University; University of Tennessee at Martin website

Publication(s):

Bluegrass, Belles, and Bourbon; a Pictorial History of Whiskey in Kentucky. New York; A. S. Barnes, 1967.

Cabin in the Cotton. New York; R. Long and R. R. Smith, Inc., 1931.

Darker Grows the Valley. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1947.

For Chloe With Love. New York; Lea and Shepard Co., 1959.

Fury in the Earth. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1945.

The Ghosts of Slave Driver’s Bend. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1937.

I Was a Sharecropper. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1937.

Keepers of the House. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1940.

The Long Quest; the Story of John Wesley. Louisville, Ky.; Westminster Press, 1954.

Lost Homecoming. New York; Coward, McCann, 1950.

Mountainy Singer. New York; W. Morrow & Co., 1928.

My Heart’s in the Hills. Louisville; Westminster Press, 1956.

Perilous Journey; a Tale of the Mississippi River and the Natchez Trace. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1943.

Rider on the Bronze Horse. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1942.

Riders in the Night. Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965.

Rogue’s Company; a Novel of John Murrell. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, s.d.

The Smouldering Fire. New York; Ace Books, 1955.

Summer Gold. Louisville, Ky.; Westminster Press, 1955.

Their Ancient Grudge. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1946.

Three Brothers and Seven Daddies. New York; R. Long and R. R. Smith, Inc., 1932.

The Usurper. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1941.

Waters Over the Dam. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1944.

Joint_Publication(s):

Mounds in the Mist. New York; A. S. Barnes, 1970.

Papers:

Collections of the papers of Henry Harrison Kroll are held at the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

KUYKENDALL, JOHN WELLS, 1938-

Biography:

College president; professor; theologian. Born– May 8, 1938, Charlotte, NC. Parents–James Bell and Emily Jones Frazier Kuykendall. Married–Nancy Adams Moore, July 15, 1961.  Children–two.  Education– Davidson College, B.A.,1959; Union Theological Seminary, B.D., 1964; Yale Divinity School, S.T.M., 1965; Princeton University, M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1975. Ordained to the Presbyterian ministry, 1965.   Presbyterian campus pastor at Auburn University, 1965-70; professor of religion at Auburn, 1973-84.  15th President of Davidson College, 1984-97; Thatcher Professor of Religion at Davidson, 1997-2003; interim president, 2010-2011. Member American Society for Church History. Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for outstanding faculty member at Auburn, 1982. Awarded honorary doctorates by Hanover College, 1999, and Wofford College, 1999.

Source:

Marquis who’s who online. Auburn Alumnews; Auburn University Catalog.

Publication(s):

Southern Enterprize. New York; Greenwood Press, 1982.

Joint_Publication(s):

Presbyterians, Their History and Beliefs. Atlanta; John Knox Press, 1978.

LACEY, ARCHIE LOUIS, 1923-1986

Biography:

College professor; science teacher; civil rights activist.  Born– Jan. 21, 1923, Boothton, Ala. Parents– Joseph Clifton and Mary Belle (Tarrant) Lacey. Married– Theodora Smiley, Apr. 29, 1956. Children– Four. Education– Alabama State College, B.S., 1947; graduate study, Howard University, 1948-1949; Northwestern University, M.A., 1953, Ph.D., 1955. Taught science on high school and junior college levels in Alabama, 1947-1952; University instructor at Grambling College, 1955-1960; Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1960-1968; Herbert H. Lehman College, 1968-86. With his wife, civil rights activist Theodora Smiley Lacey, participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and voter registration drive in Alabama. Later participated in civil rights activities in New Jersey, where he lived for many years.  Member– National Science Teachers Association, director, Region IV, 1958-1960; National Association for Research in Science Teaching; American Association for the Advancement of Science; National Institute of Science; New York Academy of Science; Phi Delta Kappa; Beta Kappa Chi. The Central Unitarian Church of Paramus, NJ, established the Archie L. Lacey Endowment in his honor, to support racial justice.  The New York Academy of Sciences awards the Archie L. Lacey Memorial Award in his honor. Died 1986.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Joint_Publication(s):

Chemistry of Life.  Scholastic, 1964.

Guide to Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. Belmont, Calif.; Wadsworth, 1966.

LADD, EDWARD JOHNSON, 1906-1978

Biography:

Engineer. Born– Nov. 24, 1906, Boston, Mass. Parents– Frederick Elisha and Atlanta Gertrude (Johnson) Ladd. Married–Willie Lee Gilbreath, September 5, 1931.  Children–two.  Education– Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 1930. Engineer, Southern Refractories Co., Fort Payne, Ala., 1930-1936; consulting engineer, Fort Payne, 1936-1941; president, Ladd Engineering Associates, 1941. Member– Fort Payne Industrial Board, 1970-1974; Association of Communication Engineers; Consulting Engineers Council; American Society of Civil Engineers.  Died 1978.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1978; Gone to Alabama; ancestry.com.

Publication(s):

Family History; Ancestors of Cathy Lynn King. Fort Payne, Ala.; s.n., 1965.

Gone to Alabama; a History of the Dobbs and Gilbreath Families. Fort Worth, Tex.; Miran Publishers, 1972.

Atlas and Outline History of the Southeastern United States. Fort Payne, Ala.; s.n., 1974.

Editor:

Indian John, Life of John W. Johnson. Fort Payne, Ala.; s.n., 1962.

LAKE, JEAN THOMPSON, 1929-1976

Biography:

Artist. Born– Aug. 29, 1929, Troy, Ala. Parents– Edgar Chadwick and Georgia (Mayers) Thompson. Married– James Thomas “Trigger” Lake, Sept. 17, 1950. Children– Three. Education– Troy State University. Worked for Rich’s in Atlanta, Ga.; First Farmers and Merchants National Bank, Troy, Ala. Her avocation was art, with work being shown in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina, and winning many awards. She collected sayings and expressions; these were compiled and printed after her death, along with some of her paintings, in book form. Member– several art associations. Died October 21, 1976.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3; Birmingham News, Dec. 2, 1984.

Publication(s):

Seeds to Sow. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1984.

LAMAR, GAIL RENFROE, 1934-2008

Biography:

Equestrienne, teacher. Born– November 24, 1934, Troy, Ala. Parents–J.W.Renfroe and Mary Turk Walters Renfroe. Married– Lee Young Lamar, April 1955.   Children–three. Education– University of Alabama, 1957.  Lived in Auburn, where she taught horseback riding for several years. Grants from the Alabama Council for the Arts and Auburn University; represented University Children’s Theater throughout Alabama. Died April 4, 2008.

Source:

A Song for Lily.

Publication(s):

Moon of the Wishing Night.  River City Press, 2004.

A Song for Lily. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1982.

LAMBERT, ALTON, SR., 1910-1986

Biography:

Laborer, prison guard, service station owner, mail carrier. Born– Sept. 23, 1910, Cottondale, Ala. Parents– Alexander Washington and Linnie Ida (Green) Lambert. Married– Carrie Beale Boswell, February 8, 1936. Children– Three. Worked at a foundry at Holt; on a gas pipeline; as a state prison guard, 1934-1940; Tennessee Coal and Iron, 1940-1947; U.S. Post Office, Fairfield, Ala., 1945-1956; U.S. Post Office, Cottondale, Ala., 1956-1970; service station business, 11 years. Member– Sons of the American Revolution; co-founder, Tuscaloosa Preservation Society. Died December 13, 1986.

Source:

History of Tuscaloosa County, Vol. 1, pp. 62-77.

Publication(s):

Cemeteries of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1978.

Cemetery Records of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; Survey. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1982.

Evregreen [sic] Cemetery. S.l; s.n., 1980.

Greenwood Cemetery in Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; A. Lambert, 1980.

History of Tuscaloosa County. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1979.

Lambert/Lamberth Families in America. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1979.

Reminiscences of a Grandfather.  Centre, AL: Stewart Publishing Co., 1984

Tuscaloosa County Cemetery Records. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; A. Lambert, 1980.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Alton Lambert is held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

LAMONT, DOUGLAS FELIX, 1937-2006

Biography:

Economist; university professor. Born– Nov. 22, 1937, Newark, N.J. Parents– Felix Michael and Philomena Venderosa (Italiano) Lamont. Married– Janice Monk, Jan. 20, 1965. Children– Two. Education– University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1959; Tulane University, M.B.A., 1960; University of Alabama, Ph.D., 1964. Served in U.S. Army, 1964-1966; taught, University of Notre Dame, 1966-1967; University of Alabama, 1967-1973; University of Wisconsin, 1973-1978; Roosevelt University in Chicago, Professor of Business and Dean of the College of Business Administration, 1978-2006. Fulbright Commission Lectureship in Ecuador, 1970, and Peru, 1972. Member– American Marketing Association; Academy of International Business; Fellow in academic administration, American Council on Education, 1971-1972. Died April 8, 2006.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; obituary

Publication(s):

Conquering the Wireless World:  The Age of m-Commerce.  Oxford: Capstone, 2001.

Forcing Our Hand; America’s Trade Wars in the 1980s. Lexington, Mass.; Lexington Books, 1986.

Foreign State Enterprises; a Threat to American Business. New York; Basic Books, 1979.

Global Marketing.  Blackwell, 1996.

Managing Foreign Investments in Southern Italy. New York; Praeger, 1973.

Salmon Day: The End of the Beginning for Global Business.  Capstone, 1997.

Winning Worldwide; Strategies For Dominating Global Markets. Homewood, Ill.; Business One Irwin, 1991.

Editor;

Protectionism:  Can American Business Overcome It?  Indianapolis:  Bookscroft, 1986.

Contributor:

Public Policy Toward Retailing; an International Study. Boston; Heath, 1972.

LaMONTE, EDWARD SHANNON, 1943-

Biography:

Political scientist, college professor and administrator, municipal administration staff. Born– March 2, 1943, Columbus, Ohio. Parents– Charles and Pauline Shannon LaMonte. Married– Ruth, 1975. Children– Four. Education– Harvard University, B.A., 1965; University of Chicago, M.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1976. His doctoral study dealt with politics and welfare in Birmingham, Ala. from 1900 to 1975. Worked at  Miles College, 1965-1966; assistant director, Center for Urban Affairs and teacher, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1969-1979; Chief administrative assistant, Mayor of Birmingham, 1979; Executive Secretary to the Mayor, 1980-897. Worked at Birmingham-Southern, 1987-2009, as Director of the Office of International Programs and later as Director of Adult Studies. Served as interim superintendent, Birmingham City Schools, 1996.  Board Member– Birmingham Public Library; Crisis Center; Campus Counseling Center; Birmingham Historical Society; Greater Birmingham Ministries; Friends of Miles College.

Source:

E.S. LaMonte; bhamwiki.

Publication(s):

Change and Continuity:  The Administrations of David Vann and Richard Arrington Jr.  Birmingham Public Library, 2015.

The Faces of Birmingham, Past, Present, Future. Birmingham, Ala.; University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1977. (Narrative to accompany a photographic exhibition.)

George B. Ward; Birmingham’s Urban Statesman. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Public Library, 1974.

Politics and Welfare in Birmingham, 1900-1975.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 1995.

Joint_Publication(s):

Birmingham, Alabama 701 Comprehensive Assistance Plan; Housing Element, a Study. Birmingham, Ala.; University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1978?

LANCASTER, DALLAS MURLE, 1918-1995

Biography:

Born– Jan. 11, 1918, Dexter, Ky. Parents– William Clint and Totsie Mae (Barnhart) Lancaster. Married– Mary Holland, Dec. 4, 1942. Children– Two. Education– Murray State College, B.S., 1938; George Peabody College, M.A., 1944. Worked for the University of Alabama from 1946 to 1983. Died November 30, 1995.

Source:

Dallas M. Lancaster, Florence, Ala.

Joint_Compiler:

Sons of Confederate Veterans, Alabama Division, 1896-1986.  Florence:  D.M. Lancaster, 1987.

Trinity Episcopal Church of Florence; Alabama Parish Registers with Weddings and Obituaries, 1836-1933. Florence, Ala.; Lancaster, 1986.

Joint_Editor:

The Civil War Diary of Anne S. Frobel of Wilton Hill in Virginia. Florence, Ala.; Lancaster, 1985.

LANCASTER, EDWIN BRAGG, 1898-1981

Biography:

Architect. Born– Dec. 7, 1898, York, Ala. Parents– Benjamin Washington and Mary Emma (Bragg) Lancaster. Married– Minnie Lucile Morgan, June 30, 1922. Children– Two. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1920; class poet and art editor, 1919-1920, awarded several gold medals for scholarship. Worked as a practicing architect; taught, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1942-1945; acting dean, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, 1943-1944; served on state boards and commissions; joined the firm of Sherlock, Smith, and Adams in Montgomery and served as chief architect for the firm, 1951-1957, as well as representing the firm doing defense work in Europe; established his own firm with his son in 1960. Member– several professional organizations; Georgia Writers Association; Alabama Writers Conclave. Died June 1981.

Source:

Grove’s Alabama Lives.

Publication(s):

Applesauce in Season; Poems, Lyrics, Verse. Montgomery, Ala.; Walker Printing Co., 1946.

Contributor;

Ante-Bellum Mansions of Alabama.  New York: Bonanza Books, 1951.

LANCASTER, MARY HOLLAND, 1921-1994

Biography:

Genealogist; editor. Born– Mar. 14, 1921, Murray, Ky. Parents– Robert Prentiss and Amanda (Wilson) Holland. Married– Dallas M. Lancaster, Dec. 4, 1942. Children–two.  Died October 12, 1994.

Source:

Mary H. Lancaster, Florence, Ala..

Compiler:

Gathering Up Our Sheaves With Joy; a History of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1824-1976, Florence, Alabama. Nashville; Williams Pub. Co., 1985.

Joint_Compiler:

Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1896-1986.  Florence, Al.:  D.M. Lancaster, 1987.

Trinity Episcopal Church of Florence; Alabama Parish Registers with Weddings and Obituaries, 1836-1933. Florence, Ala.; Lancaster, 1986.

Joint_Editor:

The Civil War Diary of Anne S. Frobel of Wilton Hill in Virginia. Florence, Ala.; Lancaster, 1985.

Transcriber;

Minutes of Red River Baptist Church, 1791-1826. Florence, Ala.; M. H. Lancaster, 1983.

LANG, GEORGE, 1879-1971

Biography:

Professor of philosophy. Born– Feb. 22, 1879, Wellwood, Ayrshire, Scotland. Parents– George McCraken and Mary (James) Lang. In 1883 family moved to Carbon Hill, Ala., where his father opened a coal mine. Education– Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarksville, Tenn., B.A., 1905; B.D., 1906; University of Edinburgh, 1908-1909; University of Berlin, 1912-1913; Columbia University, M.A., 1925; Alabama Presbyterian College, D.D., 1916; University of Alabama, LL. D., 1925. Taught, Alabama Presbyterian College, Anniston, 1910-1915; president, Alabama Presbyterian College, 1916-1918; chair, Philosophy Dept., University of Alabama, 1918-1949. Executive Secretary for the State Council of Defense in World War I; founded the Rotary Club of Anniston, 1916; director, Tuscaloosa Chapter, American Red Cross. A lifelong bachelor; lived in the same room in the McLester Hotel for 31 years.  Awarded honorary degrees by the University of Alabama (1925) and Southwestern Presbyterian University (1937). Died May 24, 1971.

Source:

“Looking Back,” Tuscaloosa News, January 16, 2012.

Alabama Collection, Gorgas Library, University of Alabama.

Publication(s):

The Outlook for Literature in Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1936.

LANGFORD, GERALD, 1911-2003

Biography:

Literary scholar, university professor. Born– Oct. 20, 1911, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Samuel Martin and Mary Selma (Jackson) Langford. Married– Anne Crenshaw Phelps, 1938. Children– Two. Education– University of Virginia, B.A., 1933; M.A., 1934; Ph.D., 1940. Taught, University of Kentucky, 1936-1938; North Carolina State College, 1938-1940; Winthrop College, 1940-1943; served in U.S. Marines, 1943-1946; taught, University of Texas, 1946-1983. Member– Authors League of America; Texas Institute of Letters.  Awarded the rank of professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1983 from the University of Texas.  Died April 18, 2003.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Alias O. Henry; a Biography of William Sidney Porter. New York; Macmillan, 1957.

Destination. Denver; Stonehenge Books, 1981.

The Murder of Stanford White. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.

The Richard Harding Davis Years; a Biography of a Mother and Son. New York; Holt, Rinehart, 1961.

Editor:

Faulkner’s Revision of Absalom, Absalom; A Collation of the Manuscript and the Published Book.  Austin:  University of Texas Press, 1971.

Faulkner’s Revision of Sanctuary: A Collation of the Unrevised Galleys and the Published Book.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1972.

Ingenue Among the Lions; the Letters of Emily Clark to Joseph Hergesheimer. Austin, Tex.; University of Texas Press, 1965.

LANGLEY, LEROY LESTER, 1916-2006

Biography:

Physiologist, medical educator. Born– Dec. 12, 1916. Education– University of California at Los Angeles, A.B., 1938; Stanford University, M.A., 1939; Yale University, Ph.D., 1942; Birmingham School of Law. LL.B., 1954. US Navy, WWII.  Research fellow, Yale, 1942-1943; research fellow, Institute of Biophysics, Brazil, 1946-1948; ABC network correspondent and newspaper publisher, 2 years, Rio De Janeiro; taught, Alabama Medical Center, 1949-1964; Chief, Training Grants and Awards Branch, National Heart Institute, 1964-1970; Associate Director, Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine, 1970-; Lecturer, School of Medicine, George Washington University, 1964-. Member– American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Physiological Society.  Died December 14, 2006.

Source:

American Men of Science, 1973; Birmingham Post Herald, March 11, 1954.

Publication(s):

Cell Function; an Introduction to the Physiology of the Cell…. New York; Reinhold, 1961.

Dynamic Anatomy and Physiology. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1974.

Homeostasis. New York; Reinhold, 1965.

Outline of Physiology. New York; Blakiston, McGraw-Hill, 1961.

Review of Physiology. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1971.

Structure and Function of the Human Body. Minneapolis; Burgess, 1978.

Joint_Publication(s):

Dynamics of Oral Diagnosis. Chicago; Yearbook Pub. Co., 1956.

The Physiology of Man. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1954.

Compiler:

Contraception. Stroudsburg, Pa.; Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 1973.

LARSON, JAMES EDWARD, 1916-2014

Biography:

Political scientist, university professor. Born– Nov. 16, 1915, Woodstock, Ill. Parents– Gustave A. and Clara (Turner) Larson. Married– Eleanor Lucille Kvasnicka, June 11, 1943. Children– Four. Education– Cornell University, B.A., 1940; University of Michigan, M.A., 1947; Ph.D., 1952. U.S. Naval Reserve, 1940-1946; administrative analyst, Michigan Budget Office, 1948-1949; research associate, Bureau of Government, West Virginia University, 1949-1952; director of research, Institute of Public Administration, University of the Philippines, 1952-1954; professor, University of Alabama, 1955-1963; Head of the Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina, 1964-1980. Member– National Tax Association; Southern Political Science Association; American Association of University Professors. Died July 10, 1914.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1974; obituary.

Publication(s):

Alabama’s Inland Waterways. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1960.

The City Government of Huntsville, Alabama. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1958.

The City of Flint Tax Limitation Experiment. Ann Arbor, Mich.; Institute for Human Adjustment, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 1948.

How Cities are Organized. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1959.

Intergovernmental Relations in West Virginia. Morgantown, W.Va.; Bureau for Government Research, West Virginia University, 1951.

Reapportionment and the Courts; a Survey of Recent Cases. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1962.

Reapportionment in Alabama. Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1955.

A Report on City and County Budgets, 1952. Morgantown, W.Va.; Bureau for Government Research, West Virginia University, 1952.

Tax Problems in Alabama. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1962.

West Virginia; a Report on the Economy. Morgantown, W.Va.; Bureau for Government Research, West Virginia University, 1952.

Joint_Publication(s):

Methods of Financing Sewers and Sewage Treatment Works in West Virginia. Morgantown, W.V.; Bureau for Government Research, West Virginia University, 1952.

LATHAM, IRENE, 1971-

Biography;

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.

Sources;

Contemporary authors online; Irene Latham website

Publications;

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.

Joint_Publications;

Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship.  Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 2018.

 

LAUBENTHAL, SANDERS ANNE, 1943-2002

Biography:

Writer, historian, teacher. Born– December 25, 1943, Mobile. Parents– Wilbert J. and Mabel (Sanders) Laubenthal. Education– Spring Hill College, B.A. summa cum laude; University of Alabama, M.A., 1967; Ph.D., 1970. Medical coordinator, Mobile Head Start Project, 1965; taught Latin in Mobile, 1965-1966; taught English, Troy State University, 1969-1972; entered the U.S. Air Force, 1973; served at several posts and attained the rank of Major before retiring in 1993. Worked for Resource Consultants International after leaving the military service. Member– Modern Language Association; Air Force Association; Historic Mobile Preservation Society; Landmarks Foundation, Montgomery; Maxwell Air Force Base Junior Officer Council. Catholic Poetry Association of America Award, 1964; Alabama State Poetry Day Award, 1969; National Defense Education Act Fellow, 1966-1970. Died May 15, 2002.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Excalibur. New York; Ballantine, 1973.

The Gates of Wonder (poems). Mobile, Ala.; Belmary, 1966.

A History of John Hay Air Base…, USAF, 1981.

Interlude and Other Poems. Mobile, Ala.; Belmary, 1969.

The Last Confederate. Mobile, Ala.; Belmary, 1967.

Songs of Mobile (poems). Mobile, Ala.; Spring Hill College Press, 1962.

LAVENDER, WILLIAM, 1921-

Biography:

Musician, writer. Born– December 23, 1921, Elrod. Parents– Claude B. and Maggie Mae (Neel) Lavender. Married– Mary Bridget Kanitz, 1949. Children– Three. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.Mus., 1946; University of Southern California, M.Mus., 1949. Served in U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-1946; composer, supervisor of sound track recording, documentary film production center, Aerospace Audio-visual Service, Norton Air Force Base, San Bernardino, Calif., 1950-.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Children of the River. New York; Jove Publications, 1980.

Chinaberry. New York; Pyramid, 1976.

The Fields Above the Sea. New York; Jove, 1980.

Flight of the Seabird. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1977.

Journey to Quiet Waters. New York; Jove, 1980.

Just Jane:  A Daughter of England,Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution.  San Diego:  Har

Stone Well. New York; Jove, 1983.

LAW, VIRGINIA, 1923-2004

Biography:

Missionary, lecturer; denominational leader. Born– July 4, 1923, Dothan. Parents– Clinton and Margaret (Stokes) Williams. Married– Burleigh A. Law. Children– Three. Married–Donald L. Shell.  Education– Asbury College, 1941-1942, 1947-1948; Florida State University, B.S., 1962; Scarritt College, M.A., 1966. Methodist missionary, the Congo, 1950-1964; returned to the U.S. after the death of her husband, a missionary pilot, in 1964. Became a leader in the Good News Movement of the United Methodist Church.  Died January 12, 2004.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1970.

Publication(s):

Appointment Congo. New York; Rand-McNally, 1966.

As Far As I Can Step. Waco, Tex.; Word Books, 1970.

Come On, Let’s Pray!; Prayers for Personal and Family Worship. Nashville; Upper Room, 1973.

LAWRENCE, ALFRED STRATTON, JR., 1910-1982

Biography:

Clergyman. Born– August 27, 1910, Morganton, N.C. Parents– Alfred Stratton and Millicent (Perkins) Lawrence. Married– Alma Lee Roney, September 30, 1938. Married– Elsie Hawkins Pelham, June 9, 1973. Children– Three. Education– University of North Carolina, 1932; Theological School, University of the South, M.Div., 1935. Ordained an Episcopal deacon, 1935, priest, 1936. Priest, North Carolina, 1936-1943; chaplain, U.S. Army, 1944-1946; assistant rector, 1946-1947, rector, 1948-1965, Trinity Church, New Orleans; rector, Grace Church, Anniston, 1965-1972; rector, St. Peter’s, Talladega, and Trinity Church, Alpine, 1972-1981; priest in charge, St. Peter’s, Port Allen, La., and St. Francis, Denhan Springs, La., 1952-1956. Founder, Trinity Day School, Baton Rouge, La., 1948; Headmaster, Episcopal Day School, Anniston, 1952-1956. Editor, Alabama Churchman, 1975-1981. Died July 1, 1982.

Source:

Who’s Who in Religion, 1977; personal acquaintances.

Publication(s):

A Year in Church With Day School Children. Anniston; Author, s.d. [1967].

LAWSON, THOMAS REUBEN, 1908-1973

Biography:

Educator, coach. Born– May 31, 1908, Greensburg, Ind. Parents– Robert and Maude (Parker) Lawson. Married– Gretchen Geneva Brown, March 16, 1940. Children– Two. Education– Howard College, B.A., 1937. Employed, Jefferson County Board of Education, 1938-1942; Bechtel-McCone defense plant, 1942-1944; basketball and football coach, Ramsey High School, Birmingham, 1942-1972. Member– Heart of Dixie Railroad Club. Died April 8, 1973.

Source:

Thomas Lawson, Jr., Birmingham.

Joint_Publication(s):

The First Baptist Church of Birmingham. Birmingham, Ala.; First Baptist Church, 1972.

LAY, WILLIAM PATRICK, 1853-1940

Biography:

Industrialist. Born– June 11, 1853, Cherokee County. Parents– Cummins M. and Elizabeth (McGhee) Lay. Married– Laura J. Hollingsworth, April 26, 1876. Children– Five. Education– Public schools. Worked as a riverboat pilot and then in the engine department of a railroad shop for about six years; then as a locomotive engineer; bookkeeper, William P. Hollingsworth, Gadsden, 1874-1879; executor, Hollingsworth estate, 1879; lumber business, Gadsden, 1879-1890; instrumental in building the first blast furnace in Gadsden; built and owned the first electric light plant in Gadsden, 1887; instrumental in building a railroad from Gadsden to Anniston, 1888; president of the hotel company that built the Printup Hotel in Gadsden; instrumental in getting Southern Steel Company to build in Gadsden; built and owned the water power plant on Big Wills Creek near Attala, 1903. Chairman, Coosa River Improvement Association; organized and incorporated the Alabama Power Company, 1906; member, Gadsden City Council, two terms; chairman, Alabama Conservation Commission, 1908; elector, presidential election of 1912. The first hydroelectric plant built by Alabama Power was renamed the Lay Dam in his honor, 1929. Died 1940.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography; Hornady’s Soldiers of Progress and Industry.

Publication(s):

Conservation and Improvement of Our Waterways. S.l.; s.n., 1908.

The Great Coosa-Alabama River & Valley. Gadsden; Lay, 1911.

Meddling, Coddling Paternalism; a Treatise and Compilation of the Enormous Gold Production and its Effects. Gadsden; Lay, 1910.

Opening the Coosa River to Through Navigation. Gadsden; Lay, 1901.

The Original Coosa River Memorial. S.l.; s.n., 1899.

River Problems of Alabama. Gadsden; s.n., 1915.

The Southern Superpower Zone. Gadsden; Lay, 1922.

Stabilization of Gold, World Need. Gadsden; Lay, 1932.

LAZARUS, SIDNEY P., 1888-1933

Biography:

Playwright, screenwriter, illustrator. Born– Shelbyville, Ky.; moved to Birmingham as a child.  Parents– Lew and Hannah Schwab Lazarus. Married– Maude Lazarus. Educated in Birmingham. Secretary and treasurer, Birmingham Mattress Company; moved to New York in 1919, and wrote stage plays; later moved to California, where he wrote screen plays, including Gabette, Come Along Mandy, and Dixie to Broadway. He and his wife committed suicide November 28, 1933.

Source:

Files at Birmingham Public Library.

Publication(s):

Why Can’t I Fly. New York; Scribner, 1949.

Illustrator;

The Singing Cobbler. New York; Harper, 1939.

LAZENBY, MARION ELIAS, 1885-1957

Biography:

Methodist Clergyman; denominational leader.  Born– February 8, 1885, Forest Home. Parents– James Elias and Mary Elizabeth (Greene) Lazenby. Married– Mary Feagin, June 17, 1908. Married– Doris H. Chervase, November 15, 1949. Children– Three. Education– Southern University, A.B., 1907. Ordained to the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1907, and served pastorates in Havana, Cuba; Forest Home; Centreville; Midway; Dothan; Demopolis; Opelika; Bessemer; Florence; and Camp Sheridan near Montgomery during World War I. Held many positions in Methodist denominational organization. District Superintendent, Decatur and Huntsville districts. President, Southern Methodist Press Association; member, Board of Temperance and Social Service, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; member, Board of Trustees, Alabama Anti-Saloon League. Member Board of Trustees, Athens College. Business manager and editor, Alabama Christian Advocate, 1950-53. Awarded honorary doctorates by Birmingham-Southern, 1925, and by Bob Jones College, 1930. Died September 12, 1957.

Source:

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

Publication(s):

History of Methodism in Alabama and West Florida. N.p., North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Conference of the Methodist Church, 1960.

LEE, LAWRENCE HAYWOOD, 1867-1938

Biography:

Attorney, legislator. Born– August 2, 1867, Clayton. Parents– Alto V. and Lillie (Lawrence) Lee. Married– Augusta Alston, October 29, 1889. Children– Four. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1887, LL.B., 1888. Solicitor, Barbour County, 1889-1890; alderman, Clayton, 1896-1897; representative, state legislature, 1898-1899. Moved to Gadsden, 1901; served as city attorney, Gadsden, 1902-1903; reporter of the Supreme Court of Alabama after 1905 Elected Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama; elected Grand Master, 1909. Died November 2, 1938.

Source:

Files at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

Chapter Manual, Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1916.

Report of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Alabama. St. Paul; West, 1911.

LEE, LAWRENCE HAYWOOD, JR., 1903-1978

Biography:

University professor, writer. Born– January 3, 1903, Gadsden. Parents– Lawrence Haywood and Augusta (Alston) Lee. Married– Musier Taintor, December 19, 1933 (died 1968). Married– Grace Kerr Shields, June 28, 1969. Children– One. Education– University of Virginia, B.S., 1924; Harvard University, M.A., 1938. Military service:  U.S.Navy, WWII. Taught French at the University of Virginia, 1930-1942; magazine editor in New York City, 1946-49; taught at the University of Pittsburgh, 1949-1973.  Columnist, Pittsburgh Sunday Press, 1970-. Member of the faculty of Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, 1967. Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, 1938-42. Published stories in Sewanee Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other periodicals.  Member of the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of Virginia, Pittsburgh Press Club, Phi Beta Kappa.  Retired from the University of Pittsburgh with the rank of professor emeritus.  Received the Virginia Prize for The Lyric in 1971. Died October 1978.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

The American as Faust. Pacific Grove, Calif.; Boxwood Press, 1965.

Between the Morning and the Evening Star.  Boxwood Press, 1973.

Horse of Selene and Other Lyrics.  Boxwood Press, 1977.

Killybegs and other Poetry. 1976.

Litany for the New World.

Monticello and Other Poems. New York; Scribner, 1937.

Prometheus in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh; Boxwood Press, 1965.

Summer Goes On. New York; Scribner, 1933.

This Was Her Country. Charlottesville, Va.; University of Virginia, Madison Lane Press, 1933.

The Tomb of Thomas Jefferson and Other Poems. New York; Scribner, 1940.

Tomorrow Good-Bye. Gaylordsville; Slide Mountain Press, 1933.

Editor_and_Contributor:

Cathedral Poets. Pittsburgh; Boxwood Press, 1966.

Cockcrow at Night, the Heroic Journey, and Eighteen Other Stories. Boxwood Press, 1973.

The Cretan Flute. Dublin; Dolmen Press, 1968.

Voice of the Furies. Pittsburgh; Boxwood Press, 1968.

Contributor;

The Best Short Stories of 1967.  Houghton, 1968.

Translator;

Rochambeau, Father and Son; A Life of the Marechal de Rochambeau, by Jean-Edmond Weelen, and the Hitherto Unpublished Journal of the Vicomte de Rochambeau.  Holt, 1936.

Papers:

A collection of the Papers of Lawrence Haywood Lee Jr. is held by the library at the University of Pittsburgh.

LEE, MILDRED

See:

Scudder, Mildred Lee

LEE, NELLE HARPER, 1926-2016

Biography:

Writer. Born– April 28, 1926, Monroeville. Parents– Amasa Coleman and Frances (Finch) Lee. Education– Huntingdon College, 1944-1945; University of Alabama, 1945-1949; spent one year at Oxford University. Lived in New York in the 1950′s; employed as a reservations officer for Eastern Airlines while she worked on her writing.  Member– National Council on the Arts, 1966-1972. To Kill A Mockingbird was filmed by Universal in 1962. Honors– Alabama Library Association Author Award, 1961; National Council of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award ,1961; Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 1961.  Alabama Humanities Award, 2002.  Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2007; National Medal of Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, 2010. Awarded honorary doctorates by the University of  Alabama, 1990; Spring Hill College, 1997; University of Notre Dame, 2006. Died February 19, 2016.

Source:

Contemporary authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.

Publication(s):

Go Set a Watchman.  New York;  Harper, 2015.

To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1960.

LEE, S. C. (Pseudonym)

See:

Akens, David Strode

LEE, STONEWALL CULPEPPER (Pseudonym)

See:

Akens, David Strode

LEEK, CHARLES FRANKLIN, 1892-1971

Biography:

Clergyman. Born– November 5, 1892, Baltimore, Md. Parents– Benjamin Franklin and Margaret (Hoffman) Leek. Married–Mary Evelyn Andrew, June 29, 1911 (died 1913).  Children–one. Married– Zola Younge Hubbard, July 6, 1919. Children– Two. Education– University of Richmond, B.A., 1922; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.M., 1925. Ordained to the Baptist ministry, 1915; pastor at Hollywood, Greenpond, and Richmond, Va.; Pleasureville and Louisville, Ky.; Montgomery, 1931-1946; Lafayette, Ga.; Thomasville, N.C. Member– Board of Directors and First Vice President, Alabama Baptist State Convention; columnist, Alabama Baptist; contributor, Sunday School Builder; editor, Watching the World.  Died January 19, 1971.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1946; files at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

The History of Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1788-1963. Danville, Va.; Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1963.

LEFTWICH, NINA, 1881-1968

Biography:

Teacher. Born November 16, 1881, Sheffield.   Parents– Charles William and  Theodocia Margaret (Morring) Leftwich. Education– University of Alabama,  George Peabody College, M.A., 1929. Operated the Leftwich Antique and Gift Shop in Sheffield; taught at Coffee High School, Florence; Florence State Teachers College; extension department of Howard College. Member– Daughters of the American Revolution; Tennessee Valley Historical Society. Died March 1, 1968.

Source:

Owen’s Story of Alabama; ancestry.com

Publication(s):

Two Hundred Years at Muscle Shoals, Being an Authentic History of Colbert County, 1700-1900, With Special Emphasis on the Stirring Events of the Early Times. Tuscumbia, Ala.; American Southern, 1965.

LENNARD, WILLIAM CARVER, 1941-

Biography:

Researcher, realtor, poet. Born– July 20, 1941, Tuskegee. Parents– William and Reoda (Turner) Lennard. Married– Anita Liggins, June 6, 1964. Children– Two. Education– Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, B.S., 1963; Tuskegee Institute, M.S. in Food Science and Technology, 1968. Research technician, Battelle Memorial Institute, 1964-1966; research technician, Tuskegee Institute, 1968; Director of Community Development, Community Action Agency, Tuskegee, 1968-1977; real estate salesman, 1977-; National Park Service, 1978- . Honors– special achievement award, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1982; featured on television programs; his poetry has won special recognition and was selected for the Alabama State Poetry Sampler, in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984.

Source:

William Carver Lennard, Tuskegee.

Publication(s):

Life, Love, Nature and You. New York; Vantage Press, 1976.

Sand Castles. Tuskegee; McRaie’s Printing Service, 1985.

Contributor:

Best of the Best. Chicago; Path Press, 1984.

LENTZ, PERRY CARLTON, 1943-

Biography:.

College professor; writer. Born– March 27, 1943, Anniston. Parents– Lucien Boyd and Carleton (Sterne) Lentz. Married– Jane Anderson, July 10, 1965. Children– Two. Education– Kenyon College, A.B., 1964; Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1966, Ph.D., 1970. Taught, Vanderbilt University, 1964-1969; Kenyon College, 1969-. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Kenyon.  Lentz House, home of the English Department at Kenyon, was named in his honor.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

The Falling Hills. New York; Scribner, 1967.

It Must Be Now the Kingdom Coming. New York; Crown, 1972.

Perish from the Earth:  Being the True Narrative of John Patrick Callaghan, Colonel, North-Texas Guards. XOXOX Press, 2008.

Private Fleming at Chancellorsville:  The Red Badge of Courage and the Civil War.  University of  Missouri Press, 2006.