KNIGHT, GEORGE W., 1940-

Biography:

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

Biography;

Author; professor of creative writing.  B.A., Hampden-Sydney College; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; MFA, University of Virginia.  Teaches Creative Writing 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.

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, 1943-

Biography:

Teacher, baseball coach, lecturer. Born– June 25, 1943, Monroeville, Ala. 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, 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, 1974-. 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.”

Source:

Who’s Who Among Black Americans, 1980.

Publication(s):

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

KNOX, DAVID H., JR., 1943-

Biography:

Sociologist, teacher, 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-. 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.

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.

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):

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

KNOX, JOHN, 1905-1983

Biography:

Writer. Born September 17, 1905, Carlsbad, N.M.  Parents– Thomas Spencer Knox and Lucile Pauline Schwerdtfeger Knox.  Married–Elsie Lorene Oliver, 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, ROSE BELL, 1879-

Biography:

Teacher, children’s writer. Born– Dec. 16, 1879, Talladega, Ala. Parents– W.A. and Bell (Wadsworth) Knox. Education– Agnes Scott College; Columbia University. Childhood was spent largely on the estate of relatives in Sumter County, Ala., some 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.

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-

Biography:

Geographer, public administrator. Born– Oct. 8, 1922, Hamburg, Germany, but was an American citizen. Married– 1945. Children– Four. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1956, M.A., 1957, Ph.D. in International Studies, 1961. Administrative Assistant, Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1955-1957; taught geography, University of Alabama, 1957-. Editor, Alabama Geographer; state coordinator, National Council of Geography Educators; member, Association of American Geographers.

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-

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; county attorney, 1946-; special attorney for the governor, 1964-1965; associate justice of a Special Supreme Court of Alabama, 1968. Member; American Bar Association; Alabama Bar Association; Montgomery Bar Association.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1973; Who’s Who in America, 1978.

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. 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-, where he taught pathology, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine. Awarded a certificate of merit for medical research by the American Medical Association, 1934; gold medal, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1935. 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.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3; Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama in Birmingham.

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, teacher. Born– June 26, 1938, Grand Island, Neb. Education– University of Nebraska, B.A., 1961, M.A., 1962; Yale University, Ph.D., 1967. Taught, University of Nebraska, 1966-1967; taught, Ohio State University, 1967-1968; 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:

Teacher, sawmill operator, photographer. Born– February 18, 1888, Indiana. Education– George Peabody College, B.S., M.S. Family moved to Tennessee and then to the piney woods area of Marengo County, Ala. when he was young. Worked at sawmilling and photography before passing the state teachers examination. Taught, Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee, a small Methodist college in Iowa; Peabody College; University of Tennessee at Martin. Died 1967.

Source:

Files at Jacksonville State University.

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.

KUYKENDALL, JOHN W., 1938-

Biography:

Theologian, teacher. Born– 1938. Education– Davidson College, B.A.; Union Theological Seminary, B.D.; Yale Divinity School, S.T.M.; Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D. Taught after 1973 and was head of the Department of Religion at Auburn University; president of Davidson College, 1980s.

Source:

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-

Biography:

Science teacher. 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-. 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.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 9R.

Joint_Publication(s):

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. 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.

Source:

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

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:

Sales clerk, model, florist, 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.

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

Biography:

Equestrienne, teacher. Born– Troy, Ala. Education– University of Alabama. 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.

Source:

A Song for Lily.

Publication(s):

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

LAMBERT, LOIS ALTON, SR., 1910-1986

Biography:

Local historian; laborer, civil servant, service station owner. 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.

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

LAMONT, DOUGLAS FELIX, 1937-

Biography:

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, 1978-. 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.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

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.

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

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

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

Contributor:

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

LaMONTE, EDWARD SHANNON, 1943-

Biography:

Political scientist, teacher, public servant. 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. Taught, 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-. Board Member– Birmingham Public Library; Crisis Center; Campus Counseling Center; Birmingham Historical Society; Greater Birmingham Ministries; Friends of Miles College.

Source:

E.S. LaMonte.

Publication(s):

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.

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-

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.

Source:

Dallas M. Lancaster, Florence, Ala.

Joint_Compiler:

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, and 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.

LANCASTER, MARY HOLLAND, 1921-

Biography:

Writer. Born– Mar. 14, 1921, Murray, Ky. Parents– Robert Prentiss and Amanda (Wilson) Holland. Married– Dallas M. Lancaster, Dec. 4, 1942. Children– Two. Lived in Florence, Ala., 1946-.

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:

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.

Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1896-1986. Florence, Ala.; D. M. Lancaster, 1987.

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

LANG, GEORGE, 1879-1971

Biography:

Philosopher, teacher. Born– Feb. 2, 1879, Wellwood, Ayrshire, Scotland. Parents– George McCraken and Mary (James) Lang. Family moved to Carbon Hill, Ala. in 1883, 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; Southwestern Presbyterian University, Litt.D., 1937. 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.

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-

Biography:

Literary scholar, teacher. 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; U.S. Marines, 1943-1946; taught, University of Texas, 1946-. Member– Authors League of America; Texas Institute of Letters.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 1R.

Publication(s):

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

Destination. Denver; Stonehenge Books, 1981.

Faulkner’s Revision of Absolom, Absolom; a Collation of the Manuscript and the Published Book. Austin, Tex.; University of Texas Press, 1971.

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

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:

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

LANGLEY, LEROY LESTER, 1916-

Biography:

Physiologist, teacher. 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. 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.

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-

Biography:

Political scientist, teacher. Born– Nov. 16, 1916, 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; taught, University of Alabama, 1955-1963; taught, University of South Carolina, 1964-. Member– National Tax Association; Southern Political Science Association; American Association of University Professors.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1974.

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.

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.

LATNER, CLAUDIA PATRICK WALLACE, 1929-

Biography:

Broadcaster, clerical worker, novelist. Born– March 11, 1929, Birmingham. Parents– Claude Hunter and Gladys Eleanor (English) Wallace. Married– Lee Levitt, June, 1951. Married– David Latner, August, 1958. Education– University of Tennessee, 1947-1951; Columbia University, 1962. Women’s program director, WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1951-1952; copy chief & announcer, WMAK Radio, Nashville, Tenn., 1952-1954; clerical worker & editorial assistant, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237, New York, N.Y., 1954-1957, secretary to the president of the local, 1966-; secretary, Civic Center Clinic, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1962-1966. Wrote poetry from the age of 11; wrote novels after 1971 most of which had a theme related to astrology; contributed short stories and poems to popular magazines. Used pseudonyms Pat Wallace and Claudia Patrick.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 65.

Publication(s):

House of Scorpio. New York; Avon, 1975.

Love Scene. New York; Silhouette, 1985.

Silver Fire. New York; Silhouette Books, 1982.

Sweetheart Contract. New York; Silhouette Books, 1985.

The Wand and the Sky. New York; Pocket Books, 1978.

LAUBENTHAL, SANDERS ANNE, 1943-

Biography:

Poet, historian, teacher. Born– December 25, 1943, Mobile. Parents– Wilbert J. and Mable (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; education and training officer, Maxwell Air Force Base, 1973-1976; deputy historian, 1st Lieutenant, Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, 1976-. Member– Modern Language Association; Air Force Association; Historic Mobile Preservation Society; Landmark 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.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 61.

Publication(s):

Excalibur. New York; Ballantine, 1973.

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

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, Vol. 65.

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.

Stone Well. New York; Jove, 1983.

LAW, VIRGINIA, 1923-

Biography:

Missionary, lecturer. Born– July 4, 1923, Dothan. Parents– Clinton and Margaret (Stokes) Williams. Married– Burleigh A. Law. Children– Three. 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. lecturer, 1965-.

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, FRED STRATTON, JR., 1910-

Biography:

Clergyman. Born– August 27, 1910, Morganton, N.C. Parents– Alfred Stratton and Millicent (Perkins) Lawrence. Married– First wife unknown. 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.

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 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.

Source:

Thomas Lawson, Jr., Birmingham.

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 in the engine department of a railroad shop for about six years; 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.

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. Parents– Lew Lazarus. Married– Maude Lazarus. Lived and was 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:

Clergyman. Born– February 8, 1885, Forest Home. Parents– James Elias and Mary Elizabeth (Greene) Lazenby. Married– Mary Feagin, June 17, 1908. Married– Doris H. Hervase, November 15, 1949. Children– Three. Education– Southern University, A.B., 1907; Birmingham Southern College, D.D., 1925; Bob Jones College, Litt.D., 1930. 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. 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. Business manager and editor, Alabama Christian Advocate, 1950-. Died September 12, 1957.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 7; Who Was Who Among North American Authors.

Publication(s):

History of Methodism in Alabama and West Florida. Nashville?; s.n., 1960.

LEE, LAWRENCE HAYWOOD, 1867-

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; city attorney, Gadsden, 1902-1903; reporter of the Supreme Court of Alabama, 1905-.

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.

LEE, MILDRED

See:

Scudder, Mildred Lee

LEE, NELLE HARPER, 1926-

Biography:

Writer. Born– April 28, 1926, Monroeville. Parents– Amasa Coleman and Frances (Finch) Lee. Education– Huntingdon College, 1944-1945; University of Alabama, 1945-1949. Member– National Council on the Arts, 1966-1972. Honors– Alabama Library Association Author Award, 1961; National Council of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award; Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1982.

Publication(s):

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

Biography:

Teacher. Parents– Charles William and Margaret (Morring) Leftwich. Education– 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.

Source:

Owen’s Story of Alabama.

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:

Teacher. 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-.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 21R; 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.

LES TINA, DOROTHY, 1917-

Biography:

Military, teacher, writer. Born– October 7, 1917, Chicago, Ill. Parents– Frank James and Emmie (Faulkenberg) Les Tina. Married– Richmond E. Johnson, August 9, 1952. Education– San Diego State Teachers College; Army Officer’s Candidate School; New School for Social Research. Taught elementary level and adult classes in psychical research and creative writing; Women’s Army Corps, 1943-, serving as a public relations officer on several posts, including Fort Rucker, Ala.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1972.

Publication(s):

Alaska; a Book to Begin On. New York; Holt, 1962.

April Fool’s Day. New York; Follett, 1969.

The Barrier. New York; Rinehart, 1950.

Flag Day. New York; Crowell, 1965.

Icicles on the Roof. London; Abelard Schuman, 1961.

May Day. New York; Crowell, 1967.

Occupation Housewife; a Novel. New York; Morrow, 1947.

LESTER, ROBERT McDONALD, 1889-1968

Biography:

Teacher, writer. Born– November 7, 1889, Centre. Parents– Samuel Robert and Ann Virginia (Watson) Lester. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.A., 1908; Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1911; University of Michigan, 1911-1912; Columbia University, M.A., 1917. Teacher, assistant principal, athletic director, high school, Covington, Tenn.; taught Greek and Latin, Birmingham Southern College, 1912-1916; library staff, Columbia University; superintendent of schools in Mayfield, Ky., and Covington, Tenn.; taught English and director of extension, Columbia University; assistant to the president, then secretary, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1926-1954; secretary, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1926-1954; wrote some 35 pamphlets for the Carnegie Corporation. Retired in 1954 and moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., where he became executive director of the Southern Fellowship Fund of the Council of Southern Universities until his death on February 21, 1968. Honors– Awarded several honorary degrees, including Birmingham Southern College, Litt.D., 1911; University of Alabama, L.H.D., 1962.

Source:

National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 55.

Publication(s):

Agricultural Adjustment Programs and the Negro. New York; International Microfilm Press, 1945.

The Corporation; a Digest of Its Financial Record, 1911-1936. Carnegie Corporation, 1936.

Corporation Grants for Education of the Negro. s.n., 1941.

The Diffusion of Knowledge; a List of Books. Philadelphia; W.F. Fell Co., 1935.

Doctoral Dissertations. Chapel Hill, N.C.; Council of Southern Universities, 1958.

Forty Years of Carnegie Giving. New York; C. Scribner’s Sons, 1941.

Getting and Forgetting an Education, Commencement Address. Albuquerque; University of New Mexico, 1936.

A Summing Up, 1954-1964. Chapel Hill, N.C.; Council of Southern Universities, 1964.

A Thirty Year Catalog of Grants. Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1942.

LEWIS, JESSE J., 1925-

Biography:

Businessman, educator, administrator. Born– January 3, 1925, Tuscaloosa. Married– Helen Merriweather. Children– Two. Education– Withdrew from high school to join the army, then worked for B.F. Goodrich Company while completing high school and Booker T. Washington Business College in Birmingham; Miles College, B.S., 1955; Troy State University, M.A., Ed.S.; Atlanta University, Ed.D. Founded Jesse J. Lewis and Associates, the oldest black owned advertising and public relations firm in America; founder and president, Birmingham Times newspaper, 1963-1974; director, Office of Highway Safety in the administration of Governor George C. Wallace, 1974-1978; president, Lawson State Community College, Birmingham, 1978-. Member– Law Enforcement Planning Agency; Birmingham Urban League. Citation for outstanding service to the governor of Alabama, 1975; citation for outstanding academic excellence from Miles College, 1975.

Source:

Jacket of Survival of a Race; Who’s Who in Black America, 1980.

Publication(s):

Survival of a Race; a Piece of the Rock. S.l.; s.n., 1986.

LEWIS, JOSEPH, 1899-1968

Biography:

Born– June 11, 1899, Montgomery. Parents– Samuel and Ray (Levy) Lewis. Married– Ruth Stoller Grubman, July 15, 1952. Education– Public schools. An atheist and promoter of atheism; founder and secretary, Thomas Paine Foundation, Robert G. Ingersoll Memorial Association, and American League for Separation of Church and State; founder and president of Freethinkers of America. Instigated legal proceedings in New York State to prohibit use of public school buses to transport parochial school pupils, ban reading of the Bible in public schools, ban sectarian organizations in public educational institutions, and ban dismissal of public schools for religious education.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Permanent Series, Vol. 1.

Publication(s):

Atheism and Other Addresses. New York; Freethought Press, 1924.

An Atheist Manifesto. New York; Freethought Press, 1954.

The Bible Unmasked. New York; Freethought Press, 1926.

Burbank the Infidel. New York; Freethought Press, 1930.

In the Name of Humanity! New York; Freethought Press, 1949.

Ingersoll the Magnificent. New York; Freethought Press, 1957.

Inspiration and Wisdom from the Writings of Thomas Paine. New York; Freethought Press, 1954.

Lincoln, the Freethinker. New York; Freethought Press, 1924.

The Serpent of Religion. New York; Freethought Press, 1959.

Shall the Children Receive Religious Instruction; a Debate Between Rev. Walter M. Howlett and Joseph Lewis. New York; Freethought Press, 1933.

Spain, a Land Blighted by Religion. New York; Freethought Press, 1933.

The Ten Commandments. New York; Freethought Press, 1946.

Thomas Paine, Author of the Declaration of Independence. New York; Freethought Press, 1947.

The Tragic Patriot, a Drama. New York; Freethought Press, 1954.

The Tyranny of God. New York; Freethought Press, 1929.

Voltaire, the Incomparable Infidel. New York; Freethought Press, 1929.

LEWIS, KATE PORTER

Biography:

Poet. Born– Greenville. Parents– Oscar Richardson and Abboe (Flowers) Porter. Married– John Lewis, April, 1921; widowed 1929. Education– Huntingdon College; University of Alabama; University of North Carolina. Served in the Red Cross and the American Motor Transport Corps in France during World War I; home service secretary, Red Cross, Butler County. Member– Birmingham Poetry Club; Poetry Society of Alabama; Alabama Writers Conclave; Birmingham Writers Club.

Source:

Alabama Folk Plays; files at Birmingham Public Library.

Publication(s):

Alabama Folk Plays. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1943.