LES TINA, DOROTHY, 1917-2003


Teacher, writer. Born– October 7, 1917, Chicago, Ill. Parents– Frank James and Emmie (Faulkenberg) Les Tina. Married– Frederik Pohl, 1945. 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, 1943-45, serving as a public relations officer on several posts, including Fort Rucker, Ala.  Died December 11, 2003.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1972.


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.



Teacher, writer. Born– November 7, 1889, Centre. Parents– Samuel Robert and Ann Virginia (Watson) Lester. Married–Memory Lee Aldridge, January 30, 1915. 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. Died February 21, 1969.


National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 55.


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-


Businessman, reporter, college president. 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. Reporter for the Birmingham World and the Birmingham Mirror;  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, 1978-87. 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.


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


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

LEWIS, JOSEPH, 1899-1968


Publisher; advocate for atheism. Born– June 11, 1899, Montgomery. Parents– Samuel and Ray (Levy) Lewis. Married– Fay Jacobs, 1914.  Children–two. Ruth Stoller Grubman, July 15, 1952. Education– Public schools. Founded the publishing firm Freethought Press Association. 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. Died November 4, 1968.


Contemporary Authors online


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.



Playwright; Poet. Born– Greenville, 1894. Parents– Oscar Richardson and Abbie (Flowers) Porter. Married– John C. Lewis, April, 1921 (died 1929).  Children–four.  Education– Birmingham-Southern College, A.B., 1936; University of North Carolina, M. A. in Dramatic Arts, 1939.  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. Died 1993.


Alabama Folk Plays; files at Birmingham Public Library.


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



Historian; university professor. Born– June 24, 1931, Towanda, Pa. Parents– Gordon Cleon and Eleanor Esther (Tobias) Lewis. Married– Carolyn Wyatt Brown, June 12, 1954. Children– Three. Education– Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1952, M.A., 1954; Cornell University, Ph.D., 1961. Taught, Hamilton College, 1954-57; Fellowship Coordinator, Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, 1959-65; Instructor,  University of Delaware, 1959-61; Professor of History and  director of the honors program in history,  State University of New York at Buffalo, 1965-71;  Hudson Professor of History and Engineering, Auburn University, 1971-2007. Published articles in many professional journals and anthologies. Co-producer of the film, About Us; a Deep South Portrait, 1977. Member of the Society for the History of Technology; the Business History Conference; the G.A.Henty Society. Died September 29, 2007.


Who’s Who in America, 1982-1983; Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Contemporary Authors online; Auburn University website.


Early Commercial Aviation. Cambridge; Harvard Graduate School of Business, 1979.

Eddie Rickenbacker; An American Hero in the Twentieth Century.  Baltimore; Johns Hopkins Press, 2005.

From Newgate to Dannemora; the Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, from 1796-1948. Ithaca; Cornell University Press, 1965.

Iron and Steel in America. Greenville, Del.; Hagley Museum, 1976.

Rationale of Crime. Montclair, N.J.; Patterson Smith, 1973.


Airway to Everywhere; A History of All American Aviation, 1937-1953. Pittsburgh; University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988.

Delta; the History of an Airline. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1979.

Economic Change in the Civil War Era; Proceedings. Greenville, Del.; Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, 1965.

The Southern Mystique. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.


The papers of Walter David Lewis are held by the Special Collections  and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.



Writer. Born– December 18, 1901, Gastonburg. Parents– Robert James and Annie L. (Gaston) Goode. Married- Oxford Stroud, 1922.  One child. Married- Will Lithgow Liddell, June 6, 1934. Children– Two. Education– Judson College, M.A., 1922. Taught in Wilcox and Marengo County schools. Member– National League of Pen Women; Wilcox County Historical Society; Camden Culture Club. Published stories in Saturday Evening Post, Holland’s Magazine, Literary Messenger, Georgia Review, and others. Honors– A Place of Springs received the Alabama Library Association Nonfiction Authors Award, 1981. Named outstanding clubwoman of the year, Federated Women’s Clubs of Alabama, 1982. Died May 16, 1998.


Viola Goode Liddell, Camden; Encyclopedia of Alabama.


Grass Widow; ; Making My Way in Depression Alabama.  University of Alabama Press, 2004.

A Place of Springs. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1979.

Reflections in Rhyme. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1944.

With a Southern Accent. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press, 1948.

LIDDON, ELOISE, 1897-1954


Writer. Born June 3, 1897,  Gordon, Al.   Parents–Earnest L. and Callie Maroney. Education– Woman’s College of Alabama (Huntingdon College), 1915. Married– George Albert Soper, July 12, 1923. Lived part of her early life in Florida and much in Alabama;  traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. Honors– Silver Award in the Thomas Jefferson Contest for the best novel by a Southern writer, 1941, for Some Lose Their Way; Alumnae Achievement Award of Huntingdon College, 1941. Died December 11, 1954.


Files at Birmingham Public Library.


The Riddle of the Russian Princess. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, & Co., 1934.

The Riddle of the Florentine Folio.  Garden City, NY: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran, & Co., 1935.

Some Lose Their Way. New York; Dutton, 1941.



Author, chiefly of children’s books. Born– February 8, 1890, Richmond, Ala. Parents–Joseph D. and Annie Hearst Alison.  Married– Thomas Evan Lide. Education– Converse College; Columbia University. Lived in the Selma and Carlowville area (Dallas County) and wrote books for young people with her sister, Margaret Alison Johansen and her mother, Annie Hurst Alison. Died November 21, 1955.


Authors of Books for Young People; files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Kenan, Rebecca L., “Twentieth Century Alabama Authors:  The Writing Sisters.”  Alabama Librarian, xiii (1962), 12-13.


Aztec Drums. New York; Longman Green, 1938.

Johnny of the 4-H Club. Boston; Little, 1941.

Lapland Drum. Nashville; Abingdon, 1955.

Little Indian Ongo. Richmond, Va.; Johnson Pub. Co., 1948.

Magic Word for Elin. Nashville; Abingdon, 1958.

Mystery of the Mahteb, a Tale of Thirteenth-Century Ethiopia. New York; Longman Green, 1942.

Princes of Yucatan. New York; Longman Green, 1939.

Yinka-Tu the Yak. New York; Viking, 1938.


Booker and the Magic Marks. Philadelphia; Curtis Pub. Co., 1947.

Dark Possession. New York; D. Appleton, 1934.

History of St. Paul’s Parish, Carlowville. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1923.

Little Booker T. Washington. Published serially in The Sentinel, Nashville, Tenn..

Ood-le-uk the Wanderer. Boston; Little, 1930.

Pearls of Fortune. Boston; Little, 1931.

Secret of the Circle. New York; Longman Green, 1937.

Thord Firetooth. Boston; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1937.

The Wooden Locket. New York; Viking, 1953. Tambalo and Other Stories of Far Lands. Chicago; Beckley-Cardy, 1930.


Conqueror of the High Road. Akron, Ohio; Saalfield Pub. Co., 1930.

Flaming River. Akron, Ohio; Saalfield, 1930.

Sea Gold. Akron, Ohio; Saalfield, 1930.

Stand By. Akron, Ohio; Saalfield, 1930.

Viking of the Sky. Akron, Ohio; Saalfield, 1930.


 The A.S.Williams III Americana Collection at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa holds a collection of the papers of Margaret Alison Johansen and Alice Alison Lide.



Nurse; journalist;  businesswoman. Born– April 1, 1926, Levelland, Tex. Parents– Charles Samuel and Jewell (Yeager) Lawhon. Married– Martin James Lide, November 12, 1950. Children– Three. Education– Draughon Business College; University of Texas; Jefferson Hillman School of Nursing, Birmingham, R.N., 1950. Columnist, Baldwin Times in Bay Minette, 1964-1968; columnist, Shades Valley Sun, 1974-1975; vice president, Martin Lide Associates, Birmingham, 1977-. Member– Daughters of the American Revolution; Women in Service to Alabama; Women’s Committee of 100 for Birmingham; Gorgas Board of the University of Alabama. Honors– Merit citation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, 1961.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1981.


Instead of Sunset. Birmingham, Ala.; Woodbine, 1973.

The Lawhons of Texas.  Lide, 1995.

Life of Service, These Are My Jewels. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1979.

Music in the Wind; the Story of Lady Arlington. Birmingham, Ala.; Neoma Lide, 1980.



Wickstrom, Jean Carole



Sociologist; university professor; Clergyman. Born– June 23, 1924, Athens. Parents– Less and Mattie (Sowell) Lincoln. Married– first wife unknown. Children– two. Married– Lucy Cook, July 1, 1961. Children– two. U.S. Navy, WWII. Education– Lemoyne College, A.B., 1947; Fisk University, A.M., 1954; University of Chicago, B.D., 1956; Boston University, M.Ed., Ph.D., 1960; University of Chicago Law School, 1948-1949. Pastor, John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn. Assistant to president, Clark College, 1960-63;  Taught at  Clark College, 1954-65;  at Portland State University, 1965-67; at Union Theological Seminary, 1965-76; at Fisk University, 1973-76; at Duke University, 1976-1993. Visiting professor at many institutions including Dartmouth; Brown University; Boston University, and others. Represented the U.S. Department of State at many seminars, on many boards, and received many fellowships, grants, and awards. Elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Member American Association of University Professors; New York Academy of Science; National Social Science Association; Association for the Study of Negro Life and History; and other professional organizations. Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Received the Lillian Smith Book Award for Best Southern Fiction in 1988 for The Avenue:  Clayton City, and the Alice B. Young Award from the International Black Writers in 1989. Awarded professor emeritus status on his retirement at Duke, 1993. Honorary degrees– Carlton College, honorary L.L.D., 1968; St. Michaels College, honorary L.H.D., 1970; Lane College (1982); Clark College (1983); Boston University (1991); Emory University (1993) and others.  Named John Hay Whitney Fellow, 1957-58; Eli Lilly Fellow, 1958; Howard Johnson Distinguished Teacher, Duke, 1988.  A festschriften, How Long this Road: Race, Religion, and the Legacy of C. Eric Lincoln (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) was published in Lincoln’s honor after his death.  Died May 14, 2000.


Marquis Who’s wWho online; Contemporary Authors online


The Avenue; Clayton City. New York; Morrow, 1988.

Beyond the Conventional. Madison, N.J.; Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Wesley House, Drew University, 1978-1981.

The Black Church Since Frazier. New York; Schocken, 1974.

The Black Experience in Religion. Garden City, N.Y.; Anchor, 1974.

The Black Muslims in America. Boston; Beacon, 1961.

The Black Americans. New York; Bantam, 1969.

Coming through the Fire: Surviving Race and Place in America.  Duke University Press, 1996.

Have We Overcome? Race Relations Since Brown. Oxford, Miss.; University of Mississippi, 1979.

Is Anybody Listening?   Seabury, 1968.

Martin Luther King, Jr.; a Profile. New York; Hill & Wang, 1970.

My Face is Black. Boston; Beacon, 1964.

The Negro Church in America.  Schocken, 1974.

The Negro Pilgrimage in America; the Coming of Age of Black Americans. New York; Bantam, 1967.

A Pictorial History of the Negro in America. New York; Crown, 1968.

Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma. New York; Hill & Wang, 1984.

Sounds of the Struggle; Persons and Perspectives in Civil Rights. New York; Morrow, 1967.

This Road Since Freedom; Collected Poems. Quantico, Va.; Flame International, 1982.


The Black Church in the African-American Experience.  Durham NC:  Duke University Press, 1990.



Attorney, journalist, teacher; writer. Born– August 22, 1872, New Orleans, La. Parents– Lemuel Louis and Adrienne (Helluin) Lincoln. Education– Jesuit College (New Orleans), B.A., 1889, M.A., 1890; Tulane University, law degree, 1899. Assistant editor, the Times and other New Orleans newspapers; practiced law in New Orleans 15 years; taught French, English, history and political science at schools in Colorado, San Antonio, Tex., Quincy, Ill., Bay Saint Louis, Miss., Terre Haute, Ind., Cullman, Ala. (St. Bernard College), Richardson, N.D., and Pasco, Florida (St. Leo Abbey). Member New Orleans Historical Society; its unofficial “poet laureate.” Died October 22, 1962.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Christmas Candle; a Tale of Provence. New Orleans; Hauser, 1900.

Christmas Legends and Herzeleide’s Farewell to Parsifal. New Orleans; s.n., 1909.

Christmas Stories and “At Mary’s Shrine”. S.l.; s.n., 1900.

Echoes of St. Tammany. New Orleans; Palfrey-Rudd-Purcell, 19–?

Francis; or, a Child’s Prayer. New Orleans; s.n., 1913.

Historical New Orleans (in verse). New Orleans?; s.n., 1911.

Poems; New Orleans. S.l.; s.n., 19–?

Poems and Short Stories. New Orleans; Dalton Williams Publishers, 1900.

Prose Poems. New Orleans; Palfrey-Rudd-Purcell, 1906.

Stray Verses. New Orleans?; s.n., 1900?

A Tale of Pagan Rome; a Story. New Orleans; Philippes Printery, 19–?

Verses to a Child. New Orleans; s.n., 1922.

War Poems, Indian Legends, and a Wreath of Childhood Verses. New Orleans; R.A. Thiberge, 1916.



Pioneer in early childhood education, teacher, writer. Born– May 13, 1874, Tuscumbia. Parents– Alabama Governor Robert Burns and Sarah Miller (Winston) Lindsay. Education– Deshler Female Institute, Tuscumbia; kindergarten training under Mrs. Jeanne Pettett Cooper, who conducted a private kindergarten in her home. Taught at a private kindergarten in Tuscumbia for 2 years; founded the Florence Free Kindergarten in 1898 and served as teacher and principal until her retirement in 1941, except for 2 1/2 years, one of which she was a resident of Elizabeth Peabody Settlement House in Boston.  Served on the faculty, New York University, Kindergarten Department, summers, 1906-1910. Lectured all over the country. President, Sheffield, Ala. Free Kindergarten Association. Member– Conclave of Alabama Writers; Blue Pencil Club; Birmingham League of American Penwomen. Died May 30, 1941.


Marquis Who’s Who online


The Amazing Adventures of Ali. Boston; Lothrop, 1931.

Bobby and the Big Road. Boston; Lothrop, 1920.

The Choosing Book. Boston; Lothrop, 1928.

Fun on Children’s Street. Boston; Lothrop, 1941.

Jock Barefoot. Boston; Lothrop, 1939.

Little Missy. Boston; Lee & Shepherd, 1922.

More Mother Stories. Springfield, Mass.; Milton Bradley, 1905.

Mother Stories. Springfield, Mass.; Milton Bradley, 1912.

Posey and the Peddler. Boston; Lothrop, 1936.

Silverfoot. Boston; Lothrop, 1924.

Songs for Alabama. Sheffield, Ala.; Blue Pencil Club of the Muscle Shoals District, 1900.

The Story Garden for Little Children. Boston; Lothrop, 1913.

The Storyland Tree. Boston; Lothrop, 1933.

The Story-Teller. Boston; Lothrop, 1915.

The Toy Shop. Boston; Lothrop, 1926.


The Joyous Guests. Boston; Lothrop, 1921.

The Joyous Travelers. Boston; Lothrop, 1919.


“The First Christmas Morning” in Christmas Plays. Boston; Pilgrim, 1927.

LINDSEY, BOBBY L., 1929-1998


Historian. Born– November 19, 1929, Roanoke. Parents– Alonzo and Sadie (East) Lindsey. Married– Phyllis Paulson, December 6, 1946. Married– Henrietta Roux, December 4, 1979. Children– Four. Education– University of Colorado, LL.B., 1957. Served in and retired from the U.S. Air Force; organized the Chambers County records; director, archives and history, state of Oklahoma. Made an Honorary Life Member of the Creek National Council for his research on the tribe before its removal from Alabama to Oklahoma. Died March 26, 1998.


Mattie Lou Cato, Lafayette Pilot Public Library, Lafayette.


The Reason for the Tears; a History of Chambers County, Alabama, 1832-1900. West Point, Ga.; Hester Printing Co., 1971.



College professor and administrator, dramatist. Born– January 3, 1918, Coushatta, La. Parents– Benjamin Dennis and Vallie (Snead) Lindsey. Married– Evelyn Natille Pierce, December 27, 1948. Children– Three. Education– Ouachita College, B.A., 1948; Louisiana State University, M.A., 1951; University of Denver, Ph.D., 1962. Served in U.S. Army, 1942-45; attained rank of lieutenant colonel in U.S. Air Force Reserve. Taught at Ouachita College, 1952-1953; Howard College (now Samford), 1953-1956; Air University, 1956-1958; Georgetown (Kentucky) College, 1958-61; Kansas State College; Kansas State College, director of extension, 1961-63; Baylor University, Chair of Drama Department, 1963-64; Ouachita College, Academic Vice President, 1964-69; Mississippi State College for Women, Chair of speech department, 1969-70; Howard Payne College: 1970-74 and 1980-81; Community College of the Air Force, 1974-80; University of Texas in San Antonio; Howard Payne College. Academic Vice President, Ouachita College, 1964-1969; Academic V.P. Howard Payne College; chair, Fine Arts Division, Howard Payne College, 1981-.


Marquis Who’s Who online


Call Me Penny, a Comedy in Three Acts. New York; Samuel French, 1952.

Curfew. 1956.

Forever Judy, a Comedy in One Act. New York; Samuel French, 1953.

Grey Harvests. 1951.

The Inner Light. 1947.

Mr. Sweeney’s Conversion, a Domestic Comedy in One Act. New York; Samuel French, 1952.

Trilogy in Red. 1981.



Librarian; academic administrator; clergyman, teacher. Born– June 9, 1937, Bullock County, Ga. Parents– Joel Wesley and Ethel Iora (Strickland) Lindsey. Married– Edythe Annette Loewer, April 3, 1965. Children– Two. Education– George Washington University, A.B., 1961; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D., 1964, Ph.D., 1968; University of Alabama, M.S.L.S., 1975. Clerk, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1956-1961; clerk, psychiatric aide section, Louisville, 1961-1967; ordained to the Baptist ministry, 1964; chaplain, Women’s Correctional Institution, Pewee Valley, Ky., 1966; taught at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; University of Alabama Graduate School of Library Science; University of North Carolina Graduate School of Library Science; Judson College, 1967-1970; and Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, 1970; librarian, Meredith College, 1977-83; Baylor University, librarian and academic administrator,  1983-2007. Member Alabama Library Association; Texas Library Association’ Professional Researchers in Advancement; Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Editor North Carolina Libraries. Died April 9, 2012.


Marquis who’s who online


Change and Challenge. Wilmington, N.C.; Consortium Books, 1977.

Free Indeed. Nashville; Convention Press, 1975.

Free to Be.

Performance Evaluation; a Management Basic for Librarians. Phoenix; Oryx Press, 1986.


Professional Ethics and Librarians. Phoenix; Oryx Press, 1985.


Faculty Distinguished Lectures, 1964-1981. Raleigh, N.C.; Meredith College, 1982.



Geographer, teacher, college professor of geography. Born– June 21, 1940, Winston-Salem, N.C. Parents–Elias Hiatt Lineback and Mary Gambill Lineback.  Married–Katie Ann Stanley, August 16, 1964.  Children–two.  Education– East Carolina University, B.A., 1963; University of Tennessee, M.S., 1967, Ph.D., 1970. Taught in Henry County, Va., schools, 1963-1965; University of Alabama, 1969-1986 (Chair of Department of Geography, 1981-86); Appalachian State University, Chair of Department of Geography and Planning and later Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1987-2005.  Author of column/blog “Geography in the News,” on relation of geography to current events.  Helped to found and support the World Geography Bowl, a national college student geography competition. Member Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers; Association for American Geographic Research; National Council for Geographic Education. Received the Travelocity Award for Excellence in Geography, 2003; the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee; and other professional awards.


American Men and Women of Science, 1976.


Charley Craft:  The Life and Times of a North Carolinian turned Oklahoma Homesteader.  Boone, NC: Parkway Publishers, 2005.

Illinois Forestland and Non-forestland. (Map/Atlas). Illinois Division of Forestry.

North Carolina’s Sensible Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies.  Boone:  Appalachian State University Department of Geography and Planning, 2000.

State of Illinois. (Map/Atlas). Illinois Department of Conservation, 1977.


Atlas of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.

A Geographic Analysis of the Trade Area of Butler, Alabama. University, Ala.; s.n., 1977.

Geographic Perspectives of North Carolina.  Appalachian State Geographic Information Systems Lab, 1993.

Laboratory Manual in Physical Geography. Dubuque, Iowa; Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 1975.

Land Suitability Analysis of the Bankhead Forest and Smith Lake Area of Alabama. University, Ala.; s.n., 1979.

Land use/mineral rights ownership map series.  University of Alabama School of Mines and Energy Development, 1980-8

The Map Abstract of Alabama; Water Resources. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Development Office and Alabama Geographical Survey, 1974.

Map Abstract of Population and Housing, Alabama, 1970.

Market Analysis of the Original City Area of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Development Office, 1980.

Snapshots of the Carolinas: Landscapes and Cultures.  Washington DC: AAG, 1996.


The Search for Mabilia, The Decisive Battle between Hernando de Soto and Chief Tascalusa.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 2009.




Poet. Born– October 8, 1930, Collinsville (moved often due to father’s work in construction). Parents–Harry D. and Hazel Watson Lees. Married–William L. Linn. Children–three. Attended thirteen grade schools in three states by the age of eleven and quit school in the ninth grade. Honors– Won the Birmingham Festival of Arts Hackney Award three times; North American Mentor Certificate twice; National Federation of State Poetry Societies Award.


Richard G. Beyer, Florence.


Threads from Silence: The Poetry of Marjorie Lees Linn. Florence, Ala.; Providence Press, 1980.

LINY LU (Pseudonym)


Boozer, Celina Luzanne



Zoologist. Born– January 27, 1943, Bloomingburg, N.Y. Married– Donald Wayne Linzey, June 2, 1963. Children– Two. Education– Cornell University, B.S., 1964, M.S., 1965. ; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Ph. D., 1981. Laboratory instructor and research associate, Cornell University; collaborator, National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1963-1970; research associate, University of South Alabama, 1968-. Taught at Roanoke College, 1981-82; at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1982-2004 (Deputy provost, 2002-2004).  Ford fellow, 1965. Member of Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Research Program of the Fulbright Association. Member– American Society of Mammalogists. Awarded emeritus status on her retirement in 2004.  Received the Hartley HT Jackson Award from the American Society of Mammalogists in 2016.


American Men and Women of Science, 1976.


Patterns of Coexistence in Microtus pennsylvanicus and Synaptimus cooperi. Blacksburg, Va.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1981.


Alabama Wildlife; Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1972.

Comparative Gross Morphology of Male Accessory Glands Among Neotropical Nuridae (Mammalia; rodentia) with Comments on Systemic Implications. Ann Arbor; University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, 1981.

Comparative Morphology of spermatozoa of the rodent genus Peromyscus (Muridae)>  New York:  America Museum of Natural History, 1974.

Mammals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1971.

Snakes of Alabama.  Strode, 1979.



Biologist. Born– September 4, 1939, Baltimore, Md. Parents– Charles Herbert and Dorothy Katherine (Billingsley) Linzey. Married– Alicia Vogt, June 2, 1963. Children– Two. (Divorced 1983). Married Juanita Bird Holton, May 19, 1984.  Education– Western Maryland College, A.B., 1961; Cornell University, M.S., 1963, Ph.D., 1966. Employed by Cornell University, 1966-1967; instructor and  curator of the natural history collection, University of South Alabama, 1966-1977; research biologist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1977-82.  Branch manager, Electrolux Division, Consolidated Foods Corporation, 1982-. Wrote a weekly column, “Alabama Wildlife”, Mobile Press Register, 1971-76; conducted a weekly program on wildlife and the environment, WKRG Radio, 1968-76..  Member American Society of Mammalogists; Wildlife Society; Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles; American Institute of Biological Sciences, and other professional organizations.


Contemporary Authors online, American Men and Women of Science, 198


Snakes of Alabama. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

Vertebrate Biology.  McGraw, 2001.


Alabama Wildlife; Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1972.

Mammals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1971.

Snakes of Virginia. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1981.


Endangered and Threatened Plants and Animals of Virginia.  VPI, 1979.

Proceedings of the Symposium on Endangered and Threatened Plants and Animals of Virginia. Blacksburg, Va.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1979.


Mammals.  University Presses of Florida, 1979.

Rare and Endangered Plants and Animals of Florida. Tallahassee Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, 1976.

LITTLE, GEORGE, 1838-1924


Geologist. Born– February 11, 1838, Tuscaloosa. Parents– John and Barbara (Kerr) Little. Married– Caroline Patillo Doak, May 13, 1869. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1855, A.M., 1856; University of Gottingen, Ph.D., 1859. Employed by Oakland College, Mississippi, 1860-1861; Served in the Confederate Army as private, captain, lieutenant colonel, 1861-1865. Professor of geology,University of Mississippi, 1866-1874; Mississippi, state geologist, 1870-1874; Georgia, state geologist, 1874-1881; Chattanooga, Tenn., 1889-1892; Tuscaloosa, druggist, 1892-1902; geological reporter for Geological Survey of Alabama, 1903-1918. Awarded the honorary LL. D. by the University of Alabama, 1905. Died May 15, 1924.


Marquis who’s who online


Memoirs of George Little. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1924.


A history of Lumsden’s Battery C.S.A. Tuscaloosa:  Published by R.E.Rhodes Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1905.



Teacher and academic administrator; editor.  Born–October 10, 1861, Ridgeville, Ala. Parents– John G. and Sophronia E. (Howell) Little. Married– Lula Duncan, 1890. Children– Five. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1883, A.M., 1886. Assistant professor of chemistry, University of Alabama, 1883-1887; Editor, Tuscaloosa Times, 1886; True Democrat, 1888, and State Review, 1895-96;  president of the South Alabama Institute, Greenville, 1887-1890; principal of the Military Academy, Huntsville, 1890-1891; superintendent of education, Butler County. Died May 30, 1918.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History; Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors; Owen’s Story of Alabama.


The History of Butler County, Alabama, 1915 to 1885. Cincinnati; Elm Street Publishing Co., 1885; rpt. 1971.



Professor of languages. Born August 20, 1881, Tuscaloosa. Parents– John and Amanda M. (Harris) Little. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1901; Harvard University, M.A., 1912; studied at Gottingen University and at the Sorbonne; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1918. Employed at Tuscaloosa High School, University of North Carolina, Harvard University, and University of Alabama where he served as head of the Department of Romance Languages. Associate editor, Tuscaloosa Sun. Member– Sigma Alpha Epsilon, American Association of University Professors, and Phi Beta Kappa. Died December 2, 1967.


William Stanley Hoole Special Collections of the University of Alabama.


The University Club. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1955.


Some papers of Robert Irving Little are included with the Little Family Papers held by the William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.



Educator. Born– October 27, 1856, in Portsmouth, Va. Parents– Oscar and Martha Elizabeth (Bernard) Littleton. Married– Lulie Rosser, December 26, 1882. Children– Eight. Education– Randolph-Macon College, A.M., 1880; attended Sauveur Colleges des Langues, Amherst, Mass., 1881-1882. Employed at Kanawa Military Academy, 1880-1881; Wesleyan Female College, Murfreesboro, NC, 1881-83; Wofford College, 1883-86; Belle Haven Academy, 1887-90; Danville College for Young Ladies, 1990-93;Emory and Henry College, 1993-98; Southern University in Greensboro, Ala.1898-1913; Women’s College of Alabama, 1913-14; and Thomas Industrial Institute, 1914-1916. Honors– Kentucky Wesleyan College, honorary Litt.D., 1902; Emory and Henry College, honorary Litt. D., 1907. Died January 26, 1929.


Marquis who’s who online; Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors.


The Story of Captain Smith and Pocahontas; a souvenir of the Jamestown Exposition. Nashville; Smith & Lamar for Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1907.



Literary scholar; University professor, administrator. Born March 14, 1930, Birmingham. Parents– M. Taylor and Florence Longcrier Littleton. Married–Mary Lucy Williams, 1954. Children– Four. Education– Florida State University, B.S., 1951, M.A., 1952, Ph.D., 1960. U.S. Army, 1952-54. Florida State University, teaching assistant, 1954-1957; Auburn University, English faculty, 1957-1968,  assistant dean of graduate studies, 1964-1968; dean of undergraduate studies, 1968-1972, vice president for academic affairs, 1972-1983; Mosley Professor of Science and Humanities, 1983-95. Member Phi Kappa Phi, South Atlantic Modern Language Association.   The Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series, which has brought prominent people to speak at  Auburn since 1968, was named for Dr. Littleton. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement.


Leaders in Education, 1974; Directory of American Studies, 1982; Marquis Who’s Who online


The Color of Silver:  William Spratling, his Life and Art.  Baton Rouge:  LSU Press, 2000.

“A Present for My Country”:  John James Audubon’s American Voice.  Auburn:  Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 2008.


Advancing American Art; Painting, Politics, and Cultural Confrontation at Mid-Century. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1989.

Athletics and Academe; an Anatomy of Abuses and Prescriptions for Reform. New York; American Council on Education,, McMillan, 1991.

The Idea of Tragedy. Glenview, Ill.; Scott, Foresman, 1966.

Philip Henry Gosse:  Science and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis.  University of Alabama Press, 2010.

The Spanish Armada. New York; American Book Co., 1964.


The Rights of Memory:  Essays on History, Science, and American Culture.  University of Alabama Press, 1986.


Letters from Alabama, Chiefly Relating to Natural History, by Philip Henry Gosse.  Authoritative Edition.  University of Alabama Press, 2012.

To Prove a Villain; the case of King Richard III. New York; Macmillan, 1964.


Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn holds the recording and transcripts of an oral history interview with Taylor Littleton.



Writer. Born– Hoopeston, Ill.  Married– William Clyde Littrell, April 25, 1931. Children– One. Education–enrolled in writing courses, University of Washington Extension Service. Lived in Tennessee and Alabama, then moved to Richland, Wash. Died November 27, 1981.


Library Journal, June 1, 1952; files at Alabama Public Library Service and at Alabama Department of Archives and History.


Home, Ham, and Hominy. Caldwell, Idaho; Caxton Printers, 1953.



Editor; freelance writer and photographer. Born November 8, 1932, Headland. Parents– Aaron Gordon Livingston and Beatrice DuPree Livingston. Education– Auburn University, 1954-57; University of Alabama, 1957-60.  U.S. Navy; editor, Space Information Digest, RCA, Huntsville, 1955-.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Advanced Bass Tackle and Boats. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1975.

Cast Iron Cooking; From Johnny Cakes to Blackened Redfish. New York; Lyons and Burford, 1991.

Dealing with Cheats. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1973.

Fishing for Bass, Modern Tactics and Tackle. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1974.

Fly-Rodding for Bass. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1976.

Good Vittles; One Man’s Meat, a Few Vegetables, and a Drink or Two. New York; Lyons and Burford, 1990.

“Hold Me” a Wild New Poker Game and How to Tame It. Chicago; Time, 1968.

Outdoor Life’s Complete Fish and Game Cookbook. Danbury; Outdoor Life Books, 1989.

Poker Strategy and Winning Play. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1971.

The Sky is the Limit. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1966.

Tying Bugs and Flies for Bass. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1977.


Bass Fishing New Books and Magazine Service.



Writer. Born– Abbeville, S.C. Parents–James A. and Eliza Creight. Married– William E. Lloyd, 1866. Education– Aberdeen, Miss. Resided in Mobile, 1859-1869. Honors– Mobile Sunday Times, for the best romance.


Biographical Directory of Southern Authors; Living Female Writers of the South.


Garnet, or, Through the Shadows into Light. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Hagar, or, the Lost Jewel. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Pearl, or, the Gem of the Vale. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

(The titles listed here were cited in the biographical sources. They appear to have been published in newspapers; short stories and serialized novels were often printed in newspapers in the late nineteenth century.)



Chemical engineer; professor; academic administrator. Born– September 12, 1881, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Parents– Joseph and Sage (Peregrine) Lloyd. Married– Edith Marian Dawson, December 26, 1911. Children– Three. Education– University of Toronto, B.A., 1904; McGill University, M.Sc., 1906; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1910. Employed by the University of Alabama, 1909-1952; professor of chemistry and metallurgy; head of the Department of Chemical Engineering;  Dean of the School of Chemistry, 1929-52. Consulting chemical engineer, Alabama Power Company; assistant state geologist, acting state geologist, 1939-1945. Author of many papers on  scientific subjects. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemists, American Electrochemical Society, Faraday Society. A founder of the Alabama Chemical Society and the Alabama Section of the American Chemical Society. Designated Dean Emeritus of the School of Chemistry on his retirement. Died August 5, 1959.


Marquis who’s who online; Introduction to Eugene Allen Smith:  Alabama’s Great Geologist.


A Chemical Survey of the Birmingham District. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Industrial Board, 192-?

Eugene Allen Smith, Alabama’s Great Geologist. New York; Newcomen Society in North America, 1954.

The Mineral Resources of the Florence District. S.l.; The Alabama Power Company in cooperation with the State Geological Survey, 1925.



Journalist; writer.  Born–Trussville.  Education–University of Alabama, B.A., 2009. Worked as reporter and editor for the Magee Courier-Simpson County News, Magee, Miss., 2010; the Trussville Times, 2010-2012- and 2013-2015; for Cahaba Media Group, 2010.  Freelance writer for the Birmingham News.


amazon.com website; Trussville Times website


Deep Green.  CreateSpace, 2016.

Heart of the Plate.  CreateSpace, 2016.

Trussville, Alabama, A Brief History.  History Press, 2014.



Accountant. Born–Feb. 20, 1909, Walker County, Ala. Parents– Fleamon A. and Arminda (Miller) Thompson. Married– Paul Earl Lockhart, September 6, 1925. Children– One. Education– Business College, Opelika. Employed on the staff of Congressman Ross Collins of Mississippi; a statistical analyst in the Adjutant General’s Office, U.S. Department of Defense, for twenty-one years; Head of Accounts Receivable, Wilson Freight Line, Alexandria, Va. , for eight and a half years. Lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and in Tuscaloosa after retirement.  Member– United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Died August 23, 1993.


Dixie’s Diverse Destiny.


Dixie’s Diverse Destiny. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

High Hill Church.  Jasper, AL: Price Brothers, 1982.



Florist. Born– Denmark, 1869. Children– Three. Employed as banana plantation manager, United Fruit Company, Nicaragua; florist, Mobile. Awards; Honorary Doctor of Science degree, University of Alabama, 1932. Died February 26, 1942.


Catalogue of the Beetles of Alabama.


Catalogue of the Beetles of Alabama. University, Ala.; Alabama Geological Survey, 1945.

The More Common Insect Pests and Plant Diseases of the Gulf States, with Remedies for Their Control. Mobile, Ala.; Van Antwerps Seed Store, Insecticide Department, 1914.

A Preliminary Catalogue of Alabama Amphibians and Reptiles. University, Ala.; Alabama Geological Survey, 1922.



Anthropologist, educator. Born– 1948. Education– Northeastern University, A.B.; Bryn Mawr College, M.A., Ph.D., 1977. Employed by Community College of Philadelphia, 1973-1976.


Kathleen Logan, Birmingham, Ala.


Haciendo Pueblo – The Development of A Guadalajaran Suburb. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1984.



College professor. Born– July 14, 1935, Bay Minette. Education– Auburn University, B.A., 1960; Florida State University, M.S., 1961; Louisiana State University, Ph.D., 1967. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1956-58. Employed by Birmingham Southern College, 1961-1964; Louisiana State University, 1964-1966; University of Arkansas, 1966-1967; University of Georgia, 1967-2000.  Josiah Meigs Professor of Communications Studies. Member Speech Communication Association.  Received teaching award at UGA, 1982;  awarded emeritus status on his retirement in 2000.


Contemporary Authors online; Directory of American Scholars, 1982.


Eugene Talmadge; Rhetoric and Response. New York; Greenwood Press, 1989.

Ralph McGill; Editor and publisher. 3 vols. Durham, N.C.; Moore Publishing Co., 1969-1980.


No Place to Hide:  The South and Human Rights. 2 vols. Mercer University Press, 1984.

Representative American Speeches, 1937-1997.  New York:  H. W. Wilson, 1997.

Southern Encounters:  Southerners of Note in Ralph McGill’s South.  Mercer University Press, 1981.


Briefly Speaking: A Guide to Public Speaking in College and Career.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 1992.

Speaking; Back to Fundamentals. Boston; Allyn & Bacon, 1976.

Speech Communication in Society.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 1973.


New Diversity in Contemporary Southern Rhetoric.  LSU Press, 1987.

The Oratory of Southern Demogogues. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1981

Readings in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. Boston; Holbrook, 1969.

Voice of Georgia:  Speeches of Richard B. Russell, 1928-1969.  Mercer, 1997.


A collection of the papers of Calvin McLeon Logue is held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia.



Reporter, editor. Born– July 7, 1933, Bay Minette, Ala. Parents– Hanchey and Pauline (McLeod) Logue. Married–Helen Roberts. Children– Three. Education– Auburn University, B.A. Worked as police reporter, sports writer, Montgomery Advertiser; U.S. Air Force, 1955-1957; Information Officer, Randolph Air Force Base, 1957; United Press wire editor and a sportswriter for the Atlanta Journal, 1957-1967; creative director for Southern Living magazine and editor-in-chief of Oxmoor House, 1967-1992.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III; Contemporary Authors Online; Life at Southern Living


Boats Against the Current. Boston; Little, Brown, 1987.

Flawless Execution. New York; Ballentine Books, 1986.

Feathery Touch of Death:  At the British Open.  Dell, 1997.

Follow the Leader. New York; Crown Publishers, 1979

Lightning’s Children.

Murder on the Links.  Dell, 1996.

Old Man and the Mountain.  Birmingham:  Southern Living, 1970.

On Par with Murder. Quid Pro Books, 2015.

Rain of Death. Dell, 1998.

Replay; Murder. New York; Ballantine Books, 1983.


Life at Southern Living:  A Sort of Memoir.  LSU Press, 2000.


Pat Dye: In the Arena.  Black Belt Press, 1992.


Battles of the Civil War; the Complete Kurz & Allison Prints, 1861-1865. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1976.




Teacher. Born– September 24, 1905, Bay Minette, Ala. Parents– Dr. J.C. and Virginia (Hand) McLeod. Married– Hanchey E. Logue, August 20, 1929. Children– Four. Education– Agnes Scott College, A.B., 1927. Taught at Luverne, Ala., 1927-1929. Mr. Logue was 4-H director for Alabama and they lived in Greensboro and Auburn.  Died September 13, 2000.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History; Pauline M. Logue, Auburn, Ala.


Life on the Acre, As Told by Whitey the Owl to Pauline M. Logue. New York; Vantage Press, 1968.



Writer, photojournalist. Born– February 27, 1946, Birmingham. Parents– Coleman Aubrey and Vera (Wingard) Lollar. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1968. Worked for the U.S. Peace Corps, Sierra Leone, 1970; communications writer with Metropolitan Life Corporation, New York, 1970-1972; press secretary to Senator John Sparkman, 1967, 1972; associate editor of Travel News, 1972-75, editor, 1975-1980.  Managing editor, Frequent Flyer magazine, 1980-87; contributing editor, Travel and Leisure, 1987-93. Wrote two regular columns for Travel and Leisure.  Exhibition; Brooklyn Museum (photos), Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Died June 8, 1993.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary, New York Times, June 10, 1993.


Islands of the Mediterrean in Pictures. New York; Sterling, 1971.

Now, Seaward.  Norwegian Cruise Lines, 1988.

Tunisia in Pictures. New York; Sterling, 1973.



Social Worker, educator; newspaper columnist. Born– April 25, 1904, Demopolis, Ala. Parents– William Sylvester and Lillian Vayne (Campbell) Prout. Married– Dr. John Reed Long, October 21, 1933. Children– Two. Education– Alabama College, A.B., 1926 with additional study, 1928. Employed by Department of Pensions and Securities, Marengo County, 1928-1930; child welfare supervisor, 1930-1934; taught school, Laurel, Miss., and Jackson and Perry Counties, Ala.; wrote a weekly column for the Demopolis Times, the Marion Times Standard, and the White Bluff Chronicle of Demopolis. Died January 18, 2004.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service; Ann Pridgen, Librarian, Monroe County Public Library, Monroeville, Ala; ancestry.com.


The Early Rains. Elgin, Ill.; Brethren Press, 1961.

The House of Happiness Story. Selma, Ala.; Selma Printing Service, 1973.

Trinity Parish History, a Loving Fellowship. Tallahassee, Fla.; Rose Printing Co., c1983.


Tales of Early Demopolis. Greensboro, Ala.; Greensboro Watchman, 1969.



Educator, adminstrator. Born– Houston County, November 12, 1930. Parents– Melvin Durward and Ramona Bernice (Robinson) Long. Married– Estrella Nina Celorio, February 11, 1953. Children– Three. Education– Troy State University, B.S., 1953; Auburn University, M.A., 1956; University of Florida, Ph.D., 1959. Employed as history professor and assistant to the dean of the graduate school, 1965-1967; assistant vice chancellor, University of Wisconsin and administrative intern for the American Council on Education, 1967-1968; history professor, vice chancellor, and chancellor, University of Wisconsin Center System, 1968-1971; executive director of the select committee to develop the California Master Plan for Higher Education and associate director of the California Coordinating Council for Higher Education, 1971-1973; vice president, University of California at Berkeley, 1973-1975; professor of history and administrator, University of Hawaii, 1975-1981; University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1981-83; Scholar in Residence, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, 1984; President, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Ill., 1984-91; Vice-President for Strategic Planning, Illinois Board of Regents, 199-92; Vice President, Finance and
Administration, Fashion Institute of Technology, 1993-96; visiting Professor, University of Florida, 1991-92. Author of man articles in professional journals. Member American Association of State Universities and Colleges.  Awarded the status of president emeritus at Sangamon State University (now the University of Illinois at Springfield), 1991.  Died May 31, 2008.


Who’s Who in America, 1982; obituary


Protest!; Student Activism in America. New York; Morrow, 1969.

LOTT, JANIE, 1916-2001


Public relations operative. Born– December 19, 1917, Mobile. Parents– Francis Hamilton and Lillie (McMillan) Lott. Education– University of Alabama, 1942-1946. Employed as an administrative assistant, Mobile Air Technical Service Command, Brookley Field, 1942-1946; publications editor, Protective Life Insurance Company, Birmingham, 1948-1949; public relations director, Birmingham Baptist Hospital, 1949-. Died December 15, 2001.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1968.


The First Fifty; a History of the Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham, Alabama, 1922-1972. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1972.



Boxer; heavyweight champion. Born– May 13, 1914, Lexington, Chambers County. Parents– Munrow and Lilly (Reese) Barrow. Married– Marva Trotter, September 24, 1935. Children–two. Married–Rose Morgan, 1955. Married– Martha Jefferson, May 11, 1951. Children– four. Competed 1934-1951. Honors– Won the light heavyweight championship of the National Amateur Athletic Union, 1934; world professional heavyweight champ, 1937-1949; retired as champion; served as greeter, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nev. Named fighter of the year four times by The Ring magazine.  Ranked the best heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization, 2005. First African-American to appear in a PGA event.  Many sports facilities were named in his honor; a statue was erected in front of the Chambers County Courthouse; first boxer to appear on a postage stamp, 1993. Died April 12, 1981.


Who’s Who in America, 1980, My Life Story.


How to Box. Philadelphia; D. McKay, 1948.

Joe Louis, My Life. New York; Harcourt, 1978.

My Life Story. New York; Duell, Sloan, 1947.


See Loveman, Robert, Jr.

LOVEMAN, ROBERT, 1864-1923


Writer. Born– April 11, 1864, Cleveland, Ohio. Parents– David R. and Esther Schwartz Loveman. Education– Dalton Academy, Ga. Attended the University of Alabama. Lived in the Battle-Friedman House with the Friedman family while attending UA. Lived in Dalton most of his life. Very popular as a  poet during his lifetime but little-known today. Honors– University of Alabama, honorary A.M., 1893. Died July 10, 1923.


Marquis who’s who online; National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 13.


The Blushful South and Hippocrene; Being Songs. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1909.

A Book of Verses. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1900.

The Gates of Silence with Interludes of Song. New York; The Knickerbocker Press, 1903.

On the Way to Willowdale, Being Other Songs from a Georgia Garden, with Sonnet Interludes. Dalton, Ga.; A. J. Showalter Printer, 1912.

Poems. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Burton, 1993.

Songs from a Georgia Garden and Echoes from the Gates of Silence. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1904.

Sonnets of the Strife with Songs. Boston; Cornhill Co., 1917.

Verses. Binghampton, N.Y.; Privately printed, 1920.

LOVEMAN, ROBERT, JR., 1944-2003


Historian. Born– September 1, 1944, Corrs, Pickens County. Parents– Robert and Christina (White) Loveman. Education– Gadsden Adult High School, 1966. Employed by Coosa Nursery and Garden Shop, 1970-1973; Morrison’s Cafeteria, 1974-1975; Mountain Top Club, 1975-1979; Gadsden Public Library, after 1982. Used pen name Louis Vandiver Loveman. Died August 3, 2003.


Louis V. Loveman, Gadsden, Ala.; ancestry.com


Alabama Book of Facts and Historical Statistics. Gadsden, Ala.; Loveman, 1975.

Historical Atlas of Alabama. Gadsden, Ala.; Loveman, 1971.

Historical Atlas of Alabama, 1519-1900. Gadsden, Ala.; Loveman, 1976.

The Presidential Vote in Alabama, 1824-1980. Gadsden, Ala.; Loveman, 1983.



Local historian; beautician. Born– January 19, 1902, Birmingham. Parents– Thomas and Martha David (O’Barr) Gibbons. Married– Ellis K. Walker, December 2, 1920 (died 1935). Married– P.H. Fazi, June 7, 1937. Married– Patrick J. Lovett, April 29, 1944. Children– Eight. Education– Gladys Cook College of Beauty, Colorado Springs, Colo. Employed by Southern Bell Telephone Company and the Bradstreet Company; Rose Walker’s Beauty Shop; English Village Beauty Shop; editorial assistant, Catholic Weekly, and One Voice; editor, Pioneer Trails; organist, Blessed Sacrament Church; involved in parish and diocesian activities. Honors– Papal medal, ‘Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice’, 1960.  Died September 10, 1990.


The Catholic Church in the Deep South; Rose Gibbons Lovett.


The Burial Records of Apalachicola, 1856-1886. S.l.; s.n., 1959.

The Catholic Church in the Deep South; the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, 1540-1976. Birmingham, Ala.; Diocese of Birmingham, 1980.

Census of Apalachicola, 1884-1885. S.l.; s.n., 1968.

Centennial history of Saint Paul’s Parish, Birmingham, Alabama, 1872- 1972. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1972.

Death of Very Reverend James Coyle, Priest and Martyr. S.l.; s.n., 1981.

Excerpts and Articles Pertaining to West Florida. S.l.; s.n., 1960.

History of St. Thomas Home-on-Hill (formerly called East Lake Atheneum Orphans Home, 1903-1971. S.l.; s.n., 1972.

History of the Catholic Women’s Club of West End. S.l.; s.n., 1961.

The Lovett Family of Apalachicola Florida and Allied Families. Birmingham, Ala.; Lovett, 1973.

Memorabilia. S.l.; s.n., 1902-1978.

Registered Voters of Apalachicola, 1871-1884. S.l.; s.n. 1960.

The Trilogy of the Tri-Rivers, Apalachicola, Chattachoochee and Flint. S.l.; s.n. 1962.



Nurse. Born– December 21, 1921, Newell, Randolph County, Ala. Parents– Iverson and Dessie Madonna (Traylor) Lovvorn. Education– Handley High School, Roanoke; School of Nursing, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Joined the U.S. Army, 1944; served in a military hospital on Saipan. Attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After the war worked as a civil service nurse, McDill Air Force Base Hospital, Tampa, Fla.  Died June 29, 2002.


Dust jacket of The Red Hamlet.


The Red Hamlet. New York; Vantage Press, 1975.



Political scientist; university professor. Born– July 9, 1931, Gadsden. Parents– Alvin R. and Janice (Haas) Lowi. Married– Angele M. Daniel, May 11, 1963. Children– Two. Education– B.A., Michigan State University, 1954; M.A., Yale University, 1955; Ph.D., Yale, 1961. Taught at Cornell University, 1959-1965; University of Chicago, 1965-1972, Cornell, 1972-2015. Member American Political Science Association; elected president, 1990.  Awards; 1981-1982 French-American Foundation Award; Fulbright Award, University of Paris; other fellowships, 1963-1978, including Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1977-1978, Fulbright 40th Anniversary Distinguished Fellow, 1987.  James Madison Award, 2008; Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, Yale, 2013. Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Oakland University, 1972; SUNY, Stony Brook, 1988. Designated John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions Emeritus, 2015. Died February 12, 2017.


Marquis Who’s Who online.


American Government; Incomplete Conquest. Hinsdale, Ill.; Dryden Press, 1976.

At the Pleasure of the Mayor; Patronage and Power in New York City, 1998- 1958. New York; Free Press of Glencoe, 1964.

Cities Without Citizens. Philadelphia; Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University, 1981.

The End of Liberalism; Ideology, Policy, and the Crisis of Public Authority. New York; Norton, 1969; 40th anniversary edition, 2010.

The End of the Republican Era.  University of Oklahoma Press, 1995; new edition, 2006.

Four Systems of Policy, Politics and Choice. Syracuse, N.Y.; InterUniversity Case Program, 1971.

Incomplete Conquest, Governing America. New York; Holt, Rinehart, 1981.

The Intelligent Person’s Guide to Political Corruption. Vermillion, S.D.; Governmental Research Bureau, University of South Dakota, 1981.

The Personal President, Power Vested, Promise Unfulfilled. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University Press, 1985.

Politics of Disorder. New York; Basic, 1971.

The Politics of the Second Republic of the United States. Urbana; Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1977.

U.S. Bases in Spain. New York; InterUniversity Case Program, 1961.

The Welfare State, the New Regulation, and the Rule of Law.  University of Siegen, Germany, 1986.


Legislative Politics U.S.A.: Congress and the Forces that Shape It.  Little, Brown, 1962; 3rd edition 1973.

Private Life and Public Order:  The Context of Modern Public Policy.  Norton, 1968.


American Government:  Freedom and  Power.  Norton, 1990.

American Government:  Power and Purpose, 7th edition. Norton, 2002; 11th edition, 2010.

Embattled Democracy:  Politics and Policy in the Clinton Era.  Norton, 1995.

Poliscide.  New York: Macmillan, 1976.

The Pursuit of Justice. New York; Harper, 1964.

A Republic of Parties?  Debating the Two-party System.  Rowman and Littlefield, 1998.

We the People:  An Introduction to American Politics.  Norton, 1997; 7th edition, 2007.


Comparative Theory and Political Experience; Morris Einaudi and the Liberal Tradition. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University Press, 1990.


American Political Thought: A Norton Anthology.  Norton, 209.

Arenas of Power.  Paradigm Publishers, 2009.

Comparative Theory and Political Experience:Mario Einaudi and the Liberal Tradition.  Cornell, 1990.

Nationalizing Government: Public Policies in America,  Sage Publications, 1984.

Readings for American Government:  Freedom and Power.  Norton, 1996.




Self-employed. Born– January 7, 1927, Pigeon Creek, Winston County, Ala. Parents– Burton and Etha Bishop Fincher. Married– Doil E. Lowry, December 1946. Children– four. Education– Greenville High School; Troy State Teachers College. Lived in Andalusia. Died November 9, 1999.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


We Will Rise Again. New York; Vantage, 1968.