PIERSON, WILLIAM WHATLEY, 1890-1966

Biography:

Writer, university professor, administrator. Born– November 30, 1890, Brundidge. Parents– William Whatley and Minto (Anglin) Pierson. Married– Henrietta Elizabeth Brase, 1916. Married– Mary Bynum Holmes. Education– Troy State Normal School, Ph.B., 1908; University of Alabama, A.B., 1910; A.M., 1911; Columbia University, Ph.D., 1916; Boston University, honorary Litt.D., 1948; Washington and Lee University and Women’s College of the University of North Carolina, honorary LL.D.’s, 1949 and 1963. Traveled and studied in Spain, Portugal, and thirteen Latin American countries. Taught at the University of North Carolina, serving as head of the Department of Political Science, 1935-1942, dean of the Graduate School 1930-1956, and Chancellor of Women’s College of U.N.C., 1956-1957 and 1960-1961. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Source:

Who Was Whom Among North American Authors and National Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1951.

Publication(s):

Hispanic American History, 1826-1920. New York; The Institute of International Studies, 1921.

Studies in Hispanic American History. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1927.

A Study of South America. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1929.

A Syllabus of Latin American History. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina, 1916.

Texas Versus White; a Study in Legal History. Durham, N.C.; Seeman Press, 1916.

Joint_Publication(s):

American Ideals. Boston; Houghton, 1917.

Governments of Latin America. New York; McGraw Hill, 1957.

Editor:

Hispanic American History; a Syllabus. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina, 1926.

Whipt’em Everytime; the Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone. Jackson, Tenn.; McCowat-Mercer Press, 1960.

PIGMAN, WILLIAM WARD, 1910-1977

Biography;

Chemist; college professor and administrator.  Born– March 5, 1910, Chicago, Illinois.  Parents– James Ward and Olga (Chapple) Pigman.  Married (1)–Alice Elizabeth Wolfe, June 6, 1933.  Children–three.  Married (2)– Gladys Lorraine Hargreaves, October 26, 1973.  Education–  B.S., 1932;  M.S., 1933, George Washington University; Ph. D. (chemistry), University of Maryland, 1936. Lalor Fellow at the University of Leipzig, 1938-41.  Chemist, National Bureau of Standards, 1930-44; Corn Products Refining Company, 1944-46; Institute of Paper Chemistry, 1946-49. Associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Alabama Medical School, Birmingham, 1949-60; Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry, New York University Medical School, 1960-77.  Published articles in many research journals; editor of Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry, 1945-49. Member of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (Fellow and councilor) and other professional organizations.  Awarded the C.S. Hudson Award of the American Chemical Society, 1959; Medal of the French Biochemical Society, 1962; the University of Milan Medal, 1964. Named Distinguished Professor by the New York Medical College. Died October 26, 1973.

Sources;

Marquis Who’s Who online; Obituary, New York Times, October 1, 1977.

Joint Publications;

Carbohydrates, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology.  New York:  Academic Press, 1957.

Chemistry of the Carbohydrates.  New York; Academic Press, 1948.

Evaluation of Agents used in the Prevention of Oral Disease.  New York Academy of Science, 1968.

Mucous secretions.  New York Academy of Science, 1963.

Joint editor;

The Carbohydrates:  Chemistry, and Biochemistry.  New York; Academic Press, 1970.

The Glycoconjugates. Vol. 1-2. New York: Academic Press, 1977-78.

PIKE, FLORA MAE MILNER, 1893-1990

Biography:

Civic and community leader.  Born– June 17, 1893, Tallapoosa County. Parents– Henry Harrison and Eliza (Phillips) Milner. Married– Ether J. Pike, 1911. Children– Five. Army Mothers Club, charter member and state chaplain;  Women’s Chamber of Commerce, board member; organized several civic and church organizations.  Named Alabama Woman of the Year, 1959, by United Press International Radio and Television; twice nominated for Birmingham Woman of the Year. Received a Certificate of Honor from the USA for her work during World War II.  Served on the WPA advisory board and chairman of Books for Soldiers in the South Pacific. Died March 2, 1990.

Source:

Alabama’s Distinguished, 1973-1974.  Biographical note in Memories through the Years.

Publication(s):

Memories Through the Years. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, ca. 1981.

PILCHER, JOSEPH MITCHELL, 1896-1979

Biography:

Writer, clergyman. Born– December 4, 1896, Marksville, La. Parents– Felix Mendelssohn and Winifred Pearl (Joffrion) Pilcher. Married–Miriam Fournier, 1920; children–four. Married– Sara Macdue Nettles, March 1, 1930. Children– Two. Education– Tulane University, 1921-1923; University of California at Berkeley, 1932-1933; Pacific Unitarian School, B.D., 1934. Employed as a newspaper writer, construction engineer, social worker, government worker, and clergyman. Served in World War I. Received the Medaille de Verdun (France) and the Military Cross of Honor. Cited by General Spaatz for World War II work. Member Louisiana Historical Society and Alabama Writers conclave. Died September 13, 1979.

Source:

Library of Alabama Lives; Joan Higgins Fauvre (granddaughter).

Publication(s):

Above the Bugle Notes. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1956.

Man in Search of God. Brewton, Ala.; Brewton Standard, 1936.

Parish Visitor Poems. New York; The Parish Visitor, 1945.

Regimental History of the 65th Regiment, C.A.C., 32nd Brigate, First Army Corps, 1917-1919. Portland, Or.; s.n., 1923.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Joseph Mitchell Pilcher is held by the Special Collections Department of the library at Tulane University.

War and Peace. Montgomery. Ala.; Paragon Press, 1945.

Wings of the Spirit. Montgomery, Ala.; Author, 1942.

PILEGGE, JOSEPH C., JR. 1929-2013

Biography:

Political scientist; University professor. Born– Morgantown, W. Va. Parents– Joseph C. and Emma Thompson Pilegge. Married– Betty Clifton, June 6, 1959. Education– West Virginia University, B.S., 1955; Marshall University, M.A., 1961; University of Maryland, Ph.D., 1966. Served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War; discharged with rank of captain.Taught at the University of Alabama, 1966-1992.  Awarded the rank of professor emeritus on his retirement.  Died October 4, 2013.

Source:

Joseph C. Pilegge, Jr., Tuscaloosa, Ala.; obituary, Tuscaloosa News, October 6, 2013.

Publication(s):

Alabama Municipalities. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Alabama League of Municipalities, 1972.

Taxing and Spending; Alabama’s Budget in Transition. Tuscaloosa, Ala; University of Alabama Press, 1978.

PIM, WILLIAM PAUL, 1885-1950

Biography:

Cartoonist. Born– December 1, 1885, Freeport, Pa. Parents– Ira Lester and Mary Ella Dougherty Pim. Married– Lenna Hales. Education– graduated from Cabot Institute; studied photo-engraving, Bissell College; John Huntington Polytechnic Institute. Employed as cartoonist for Birmingham News, established the W. Paul Pims Advertising Art Studio. Taught commercial art at Birmingham-Southern College, 1922-1931. Drew the syndicated features, Baby Mine and Telling Tommy. Died July 26, 1950.

Source:

Clipping file at Birmingham Public Library.

Publication(s):

Telling Tommy About Days We Celebrate. New York; Cupples and Leon, 1941.

Telling Tommy About Famous Inventors. New York; Cupples and Leon, 1942.

Telling Tommy About Famous People in Their Youth. New York; Cupples and Leon, 1940.

Telling Tommy About Mother Nature; Curious Children. New York; Cupples amd Leon, 1939

Telling Tommy About Our Good Neighbors. New York; Cupples and Leon, 1943

Telling Tommy About Pilgrims Progress. New York; Cupples and Leon, 1957.

Telling Tommy About Things We Use. New York; Cupples and Leon, 1946.

PITTMAN, JAMES A., JR., 1927-2014

Biography;

Physician; professor of medicine.  Born April 12, 1927, Orlando, Florida.  Married–Constance Ming-Chung Shen.  Children–two. Education–B.S., Davidson College; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1952. Came to UAB as  resident in 1956;  Chief Resident, 1957-58; joined the UAB faculty in 1959; Dean of the School of Medicine, UAB, 1973-1992.  Member of many professional organizations and boards.  Published articles in professional journals. Named a distinguished professor at UAB, and a distinguished alumnus by the Alabama Medical Alumni Association. Awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by Davidson College in 1980 and by UAB in 1982. Elected to Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame and Alabama Academy of Honor.  The Pittman Scholars program, supporting the research efforts of junior faculty, was created in his honor. Died January 12, 2014.

Source;

Bhamwiki; Alabama Academy of Honor website

Publications;

Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Diseases.  F. A. Davis, 1964.

Tinsley Harrison, M.D., Teacher of Medicine.  New South Books, 2013.

POLLARD, ELIZABETH B., 1939-2006

Biography:

Librarian. Born– June 16, 1939, Parents– Lee Wesley and Emma Frances (Robson) Blitch. Married– William Brannan Bailey, 1963; William Grosvenor Pollard, III, 1977. Children– One. Education– Emory University, B.A., 1961; M.L.S., 1970; post-graduate study, University of North Carolina, 1961-1963. Employed by the University of Georgia Libraries, 1965-1967; Emory University, 1967-1970; University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1970-. Member of the Music, Alabama and the Southeastern Library Associations.  Died February 18, 2006.

Source:

Elizabeth Pollard, Huntsville.

Publication(s):

Visual Arts Research; a Handbook. Westport, Conn.; Greenwood Press, 1986.

PONDER, FREDA ODALENE LITTLE, 1942-

Biography:

Genealogist. Born– September 18, 1942, Cullman County. Parents– Odis Freeman and Ima Irene (Marlow) Little. Married– William R. Ponder, October 14, 1960. Children– Three. Education– Wallace Community College in Hanceville. Employed by Cullman Lingerie, 1965-1966; Porter Mills, 1966-1967; Cullman County Public Library, 1974-1976; Gregath Publishing Company.

Source:

Odalene Ponder, Falkville, Ala.

Publication(s):

The Marlow Family. Cullman, Ala.; The Gregath Pub. Co., 1985.

The Ponders of Europe and America. Cullman, Ala.; The Gregath Pub. Co., 1982.

Compiler:

1818-1823 Lawrence County, Alabama Early Marriages. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Pub. Co., 1983.

1825-1854 Lawrence County, Alabama Early Marriages. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Pub. Co., 1983.

1820 Census, Lawrence County, Alabama. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Pub. Co.

1830 Census, Lawrence County, Alabama. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Pub. Co.

1840 Census, Lawrence County, Alabama. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Pub. Co.

1850 Census, Lawrence County, Alabama. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Pub. Co.

POPE, VIRGINIA VOSS, 1934-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– August 26, 1934, Fruithurst. Parents– Chester P. and Margaret (Branham) Voss. Married– Robert Russell Pope, Jr., December 21, 1957. Children– Three. Education– Jacksonville State University, B.A., 1955; M.S., 1972; University of Grenoble, 1956. Taught school in Heflin. Member and active in the Wesleyan Guild, Mothers March of Dimes, P.T.A., Cleburne County Arts and Crafts League, and Delta Kappa Gamma. Selected as Cleburne County Woman of the Year, 1966; Outstanding Young Woman of Heflin, 1971.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1977.

Publication(s):

Fruithurst; Alabama’s Vineyard Village. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1971.

PORCH, DOUGLAS, 1944-

Biography:

University professor. Born– December 29, 1944, Tallahassee, Fla. Parents– Douglas and Jean (Lance) Porch. Grew up in Anniston. Married– Francoise Lamoureux, July 27, 1978. Children– One. Education– University of the South, B.A., 1967; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, Ph.D., 1971; Ecole Normale Superieure, 1971-1972. Served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1967-1974. Taught at University College of Wales in Aberystwyth; the Citadel in South Carolina, Mark Clark Professor of History.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 107, and the jacket to the Conquest of the Sahara.

Publication(s):

Army and Revolution; France, 1815-1848. London; Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974.

The Conquest of Morocco. New York; Knopf, 1983.

The Conquest of the Sahara. New York; Knopf, 1984.

The French Foreign Legion; a Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force. New York; Harper/Collins, 1991.

The March to the Marne; the French Army, 1871-1914. New York; Cambridge University Press, 1981.

The Portuguese Armed Forces and the Revolution. Stanford, Calif.; Hoover Institution Press, 1977.

PORCH, LUTHER QUENTIN, 1919-

Biography:

College professor, Baptist minister. Born– October 9, 1919, North Alabama. Married– Lee Lewis. Children– Two. Education– Degrees from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Southern Seminary, and the University of Alabama. Taught at Judson College. Served churches in Coffeeville, Gordo, Selma, Bessemer, and Tuscaloosa.

Source:

Library at Judson College.

Publication(s):

The History of the First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1968.

POSEY, WALTER BROWNLOW, 1900-1990

Biography:

Historian; college professor. Born– October 22, 1900, Smyrna, Tenn. Parents– Wilson Yandell and Myrtle (Omohundro) Posey. Married– Margaret Grisham, September 1, 1926. Children– One. Education– University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1923; M.A., 1930; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1933. Taught at Cumberland University, 1923-1925; Birmingham-Southern College, 1925-1943; head of History Department at BSC, 1932-1943; head of History Department, Agnes Scott College, 1943-1970. Exchange professor at the University of Hawaii, and Shrivenham American University in England. Organized the Organization of American Historians; member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Southern Historical Association, and American Historical Association.. Awarded the honorary L.H. D. by Birmingham-Southern, 1955. Died October 22, 1990.

Source:

Contemporary authors online

Publication(s):

The Baptist Church in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1776-1845. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky Press, 1957.

The Development of Methodism in the Old Southwest, 1783-1824. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1933.

Frontier Mission; a History of Religion West of the Southern Appalachians to 1861. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky Press, 1966.

LaGrange, Alabama’s Earliest College. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Southern College, 1933.

The Presbyterian Church in the Old Southwest, 1778-1838. Richmond, Va.; John Knox Press, 1952.

Religious Strife on the Southern Frontier. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1965.

Editor:

Alabama in the 1830s as Recorded by British Travellers. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Southern College, 1938.

POWELL, THURSTON, 1916-2000

Biography:

Textile executive, writer. Born– August 13, 1916, Goldville. Parents– George W. and Cora B. (McDaniel) Powell. Married– Minnie Lee Harris. Children– One. Education– Universal School in Dallas and National Institute in St. Louis. Employed by Russell Mills, Inc., Alexander City. Awarded a Gold Plaque for best poet in Alabama, 1966. Founded the Thurston Powell Poetry Award. Member of the Elks, Alexander City Historical Association, and the National Writers Club. Died May 30, 2000.

 

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. II.

Publication(s):

The Wailing Wind. Dexter, Mo.; Candor Press, 1958.

PRICE, RALPH (“SHORTY”), 1921-1980

Biography:

Insurance representative; political candidate.  Born– October 3, 1921, Louisville. Parents– John Patterson and Rosa (Pickett) Price. Married– Delores Bigham, June 3, 1960. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama School of Law. Employed as representative for United American Insurance Company. Served in the U.S. Army, 1942-1946, receiving the Purple Heart, four campaign stars and presidential unit citation. Ran unsuccessfully for political  office several times; Candidate for Alabama governor, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978. . Member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and the President’s Club of the United American Insurance Company of Dallas. Known for his colorful dress and behavior and his support for University of Alabama football.  Died November 1, 1980.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III.

Publication(s):

Alabama Politics; Tell It Like It Is. New York; Vantage Press, 1973.

RAY, GEORGE MCNEILL, 1910-1972.

Biography;

Clergyman.  Born September 14, 1910, in Montgomery, AL.  Parents-William Jackson and Olga Parker Ray.  Married– Ruth Vaughan Dawson, 1938.  Children–two.  Howard College, B. A., 1936;  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B. D., 1941; graduate work, Berkeley Divinity School, 1951-52.  Baptist minister in Georgia and Florida, 1941-51.  Ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, 1951; served as canon in the Cathedral of St. Luke, Orlando, Florida, 1952-53; vicar of Holy Trinity Parish, Spruce Pine, N.C., 1953-55; canon, Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, Az, 1956-64; rector of Christ Church of the Ascension, Phoenix, Arizona, 1964– .  Board member of Family Services, Tuberculosis Association, American Red Cross, Arizona Foundation for the Blind, United Way; Chaplain of Arizona State Senate; Member of Parole and Pardons Board, Governor’s Commission on Marriage and Divorce, and Governor’s Commission on Traffic Safety.  Member of Planned Parenthood Federation, Kiwanis International, Rotary Club, Screen Actors Guild, Masons.

Source;

Contemporary Authors online.

Publications;

Lenten Book.  Forward Movement Publications, 1960.

Tall in his Presence; A manual of Christian Stewardship. Greenwich, CT: Seabury Press, 1961. 

Updated 2011-8-30.

RAYFORD, JULIAN LEE, 1908-1980

Biography; 

 Sculptor; folk singer; author; journalist.  Born April 7, 1908, Mobile.  Parents– William Douglas and Julia Ogletree Rayford.  Education– graduated Ensley-Howard High School, Birmingham, 1926; attended Duke University for a year;  studied art and sculpture with Gutzon Borglum, 1928-30. Worked as an artist in several media and continued to study with various artists, 1930–1941.  Served briefly in the US Army (received a medical discharge) and afterwards did several kinds of war work: designed recruiting posters and camouflage materials; entertained soldiers with a singing-storytelling act.   Settled in Mobile, 1945; worked as a reporter and columnist for the Mobile Register and a book reviewer for Amateur Book Collector; worked as a painter and sculptor and a collector and performer of folk songs and stories. Published poems, articles, and stories in periodicals and anthologies.  Active in the Mobile Mardi Gras tradition; founded the Joe Cain Marching Society, which parades on Shrove Tuesday each year. Died August 3, 1980.

Sources;

Benjamin B. Williams, Introduction, Cottonmouth, Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama Press, 1991.

The Alabama Librarian, vol. 3

 

Papers;

Collections of Julian Lee Rayford papers are held by the Mobile Public Library and the Museum of the City of Mobile.

Publications;

Ancient Doorways.  Teufelsdrek Press, 1932.

Child of the Snapping Turtle:  Mike Fink.  Abelard Press, 1951.

Cottonmouth.  Scribners, 1941; Rpt. Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama Press, 1991.

The First Christmas Dinner.  Rapier House, 1947.

Chasin’ the Devil Round a Stump.  1962.

Compiler;

Whistlin’ Woman and Crowin’ Hen; The True Legend of Dauphin Island and the Atlantic Coast..  Mobile; Rankin Press, 1957.

Contributor;

American People’s Encyclopedia. Chicago:  Spencer Press, 1948. [Contributed entries on American folk heroes.]

 

 

REED, WENDY M.

Biography;

Author; college instructor; television and radio producer-director.  Three children.  Education– University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A. (1991), M.A. (1999); University of Alabama, Ph. D., 2010.  Instructor, Jefferson State Community College, 1999-2006; UAB, 1996-1999, University of Alabama, 2003-present. Wrote, produced, and directed public television programming for the University of Alabama Center For Public Television and Radio, 1999-2011.  Author of short stories and essays in journals and periodicals, as well  as books.  Awarded two Emmys and the Lincoln Unity Award for television productions.

Sources;

Website; Biographical information in Climbing Mt.Cheaha: Emerging Alabama Writers. Livingston Press, 2004.

Publications;

277 Things Every Arthritis Sufferer Should Know.  Live Oak Publishers, 1998.

An Accidental Memoir; How I Killed Someone and Other Stories.  New South Press, 2012.

Good Measure.  Tuscaloosa; Kapp and Braun House, 2005.

Editor;

Circling Faith; Southern Women on Spirituality.  Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama Press, 2012.

Joint-editor;

All out of Faith; Southern Women on Spirituality.  Fire Ant Books, 2007.

REID, PANTHEA, 1940-

Biography:

Literary scholar; University professor. Born– September 11, 1940, Birmingham. Parents– John and Nell (Marshall) Reid. Married– George Broughton;  Children– One; married John Irwin Fischer, Nov. 29, 1976; children–one. Education– Randolph Macon College, 1958-1959; University of Alabama, B.A., 1962, M.A., 1963; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1971. Taught English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1967-1975; taught English at Louisiana State University. 1975-2000. Published many articles in scholarly journals. Member Phi Beta Kappa and professional organizations. Professor emerita, 2001.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Art and Affection; A Life of Virginia Woolf.  Oxford University Press, 1996.

The Art of Walker Percy. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1979.

Guide to Teaching Literature. Glenview, Ill.; Scott, Foresman, 1979.

Tillie Olsen; One Woman, Many Riddles.  Rutgers University Press, 2010.

William Faulkner; the Abstract and the Actual. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1974.

Editor and contributor;

Conversations with Ellen Douglas.  University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

REYNOLDS, BERNARD ADAMS, 1811-1878

Attorney; journalist.  Born 1911, South Carolina.  Never married.  Education–graduated from Captain Alden Patridge’s Military School in New England; from Yale or Trinity College; read law and was admitted to the bar in South Carolina.  Moved to Mobile as a young man; wrote for the Mobile Tribune, including a regular column, “Mobile in Slices,” and his columns form the basis for his book Sketches of Mobile..  Served in the Confederate Army; captured at Fort Gaines and held as a prisoner of war at Ship Island.  Active in Mobile Theatre; wrote a play, ”Raphael or the Ambitious Painter,” produced in Mobile about 1850.  Died June 1, 1878.

 

Source:

Benjamin B. Williams, “Introduction” to Sketches of Mobile.

Publications:

Sketches of Mobile, from 1814 to the Present Time.  Mobile:  B.H.Richardson, 1868; reprinted Tipton Printing and Publishing Co., 1971.

RIDGELY, JOSEPH VINCENT, 1921-

Biography;

University Professor.  Born 1921, Montgomery.  Parents– Raymond G. and Eelje (Scriven) Ridgely.  Married– Janetta Somerset, 1956.  Children–one.  Education;  University of Florida, B. A., 1942, M.A., 1946;  Johns Hopkins University, Ph. D., 1956.  Military service; U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-45.  Instructor, Johns Hopkins, 1946-58; Columbia University, 1958-   .  Frequent contributor to professional journals;  book reviewer for the Baltimore Sun. Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors.  Awarded status of professor emeritus at Columbia on his retirement.

Source;

Contemporary Authors online.

Publications;

John Pendleton Kennedy.  Twayne, 1966.

Nineteenth-Century Southern Literature.  University Press of Kentucky, 1980.

William Gilmore Simms.  Twayne, 1962.

William Gilmore Simms;  The Novelist as Southerner.  Dissertation, Johns Hopkins, 1956.

Editor;

Writings in the Southern Literary Messenger: Nonfictional Prose.  Gordian Press, 1997.

William Gilmore Simms.  The Yemassee: A Romance of Carolina.  Twayne, 1964.

Updated 09/01/2011

RILEY, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 1849-1925

Biography:

Baptist minister, college president, university professor. Born– July 16, 1849, Pineville. Parents– Enoch and Sophronia (Autry) Riley. Married– Emma Shaw, June 21, 1876. Children– Eight. Education– Erskine College, A.B., 1871; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Crozier Theological Seminary. Ordained to the Baptist Church, 1872 and served churches in Carlowville, Snow Hill, Livingston, Opelika, Ala., and Albany, Ga.  President of Howard College, 1888-1898; taught at the University of Georgia, 1893-1900; pastored a church in Houston, Tex., 1900-1906; Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Texas, 1907-1909.

Source:

Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. VIII and Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.

Publication(s):

Alabama As It Is. Atlanta, Ga.; W.C. Holt, 1887.

The Baptists in the Building of the Nation. Louisville, Ky.; Baptist Book Concern, 1922.

History of Conecuh County, Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1881.

History of the Baptists in the Southern States East of the Mississippi. Philadelphia; American Baptist Publishing Society, 1898.

History of the Baptists of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Sons 1895.

History of the Baptists of Texas. Dallas, Tex.; Author, 1907.

Index to History of the Baptists in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; William R. Snell, 1962.

The Life and Times of Booker T. Washington. New York; Fleming H. Revel Co., 1916.

Makers and Romance of Alabama History. Birmingham, Ala.; B. F. Riley, 1915.

Map of the River System of Alabama and its Basin. Montgomery, Ala.; W. C. Holt, 1887.

A Memorial History of the Baptists of Alabama. Philadelphia; Judson Press, 1923.

The White Man’s Burden. Birmingham, Ala.; B. F. Riley, 1910.

RIVES, AMELIE LOUISE, 1863-1945

Biography:

Writer; socialite. Born– August 23, 1863, Richmond, Va. Parents– Alfred Landon and Sarah (Macmurdo) Rives. Goddaughter of Robert E. Lee. Moved to Mobile in 1870. Married– John Armstrong Chanler, June 14, 1888; divorced, 1895. Married– Prince Pierre Troubetzoy, February 18, 1896. Pursued a scandalous lifestyle that is reflected in her very successful novels. Suffered from rheumatic fever and treatment caused drug addiction; recovered from the addiction and used the experience for the basis of one book. One of the first American authors influenced by advances in psychiatry. Died June 15, 1945.

Source:

Notable American Women, Women’s Who’s Who in America, 1914-1915; and Current Biography, 1945.

Publication(s):

According to St. John. New York; J.W. Lovell Co., 1891.

As the Wind Blew. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1920.

Athelwold. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1893.

Augustine the Man. New York; John Lane, 1906.

Barbara Dering. Philadelphia; J.B. Lippincott, 1893.

A Brother to Dragons. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1888.

Damsel Errant. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1898.

The Elusive Lady. London; Hurst & Blackett, 1918.

Firedamp. New York; F.A. Stokes, 1930.

Ghost Garden.  Toronto:  S.B.Gundy, 1918.

The Golden Rose. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1908.

Herod and Marianne. Philadelphia; J. B. Lipppincott, 1888.

Hidden House. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1912.

Meriel.  London:  Chatto and Windas, 1898.

Pan’s Mountain. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1910.

The Queerness of Celia. New York; F. A. Stokes, 1926.

The Quick or the Dead? Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1888.

The Sea Woman’s Clock, and November Eve. Cincinnati; Stewart Kidd Co. 1923.

Sele’ne. New York:  Harper and Brothers, 1905.

Shadows of Flames. New York; F. A. Stokes, 1915.

Tanis, the Sang Digger. New York; Town Topic Pub. Co., 1893.

Trix and Over-the-Moon. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1909.

Virginia of Virginia. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1888.

Witness of the Sun.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1888.

World’s End. New York; F. A. Stokes, 1914.

Song Lyrics;

My Laddie. New York; G. Schirmer, 1906.

Papers;

The papers of Amelie Louise Rives Troubetskoy are held by the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

RIVES, JOHN ROBERT THOMAS, 1875-

Biography:

Railroad conductor, union official; elected official, Born– Shelbyville Tenn.,June 13, 1875. Parents– Mr. and Mrs. James Monroe Rives. Married– Mamie L. Gordon, June 19, 1985. Children– two.   Moved to Worked for the L & N Railroad, 1890-1916. Elected mayor of Inglenook, 1915; Coroner of Jefferson County, 1917-21; Represented Jefferson County in the Alabama State Legislature, 1923-27; deputy president and financial agent for  the Order of Railway Conductors of America, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1932-54. Led movement for an eight-hour workday for railway employees. Assistant Sergeant-at-arms, Democratic National Convention, 1912, 1916, 1936, 1940, 1944.  Editor of The Railway Conductor, official publication of the Order of Railway Conductors. Member Masons, Odd Fellows, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Source:

Owen’s Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.

Publication(s):

Green Rives of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and Lincoln County, Tennessee, and his descendants. Birmingham, Ala.; A. H. Cather Publishing Co. 1958.

ROBBINS, ISAAC, III, 1923-

Biography:

Brick mason. Born– March 14, 1923, Midway. Parents– Isaac Henry, Jr. and Lillie G. (Walker) Robbins. Married– Nettie Nobles Robbins, August 24, 1948. Children– Four. Education– Merritt High School; Tuskegee Institute, diploma in brick masonry, 1948. Served in the U.S. Army, receiving two Bronze Stars. Employed by several construction companies.

Source:

Isaac Robbins, Midway.

Publication(s):

Glimpse of Providence; a Black Boy’s Experience on Foreign Land. New York; Vantage Press, 1976.

ROBERT, KATE AYERS, 1859-1941

Biography:

Teacher, song writer. Born– February 7, 1859, Mobile. Parents– William Thomas and Julia Ann (Crooker) Ayers. Married– Paul Jones Robert, November 24, 1879. Education– Cathedral Parish in Mobile; Springfield, Massachusetts, Home Correspondence School, 1919. Taught at Mrs. C. Mullekin School, 1892. Member, later president, of the Mobile Branch of the League American Penwomen and the St. Joseph’s Ladies Mutual Benevolent Association. Founder and supervisor of the St. Joseph’s Junior Benevolent Association; Mobile Poetry Group. Songs include Lemme see yer laugh, America First, and Dear Land of Tallapoosa. Early poems published in booklets–A School Time Souvenir, Mary’s First Kiss, The Wheat of Bethlehem, and The Porter’s Trip.  Died March 21, 1941.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography and Anthology of Alabama Poetry, 1928.

Publication(s):

Sun-kissed Yesterdays. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1923.

ROBERTS, FRANCES CABANISS, 1916-2000

Biography:

University professor. Born– December 19, 1916, Gainesville. Parents– Richard H. and Mary (Watson) Roberts. Education– Livingston State Teacher’s College, B.S., 1937; University of Alabama, M.A., 1940; Ph.D., 1956 (first woman to receive a Ph.D. in history from UA)  Vanderbilt University, 1949-1950. Taught in the Huntsville public schools, 1937-1952; a founding faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1953-1980; chairman of the History Department and Director of Academic Advisement Center. Received the Livingston University Alumni Award, Alabama Historic Commission Award, North Alabama Bar Association Liberty Bell Award, Life Sharer’s Award, Kiwanis Service Award, University of Alabama in Huntsville Award of Merit, and the Alumni Appreciation Award. Roberts Hall on the UAH campus is named in her honor.  Elected to Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 2013. Died November 5, 2000.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1982-1983.

Publication(s):

Highlights of Huntsville History. Huntsville, Ala.; Huntsville Historical Society and Huntsville Public Library, 1962.

Joint_Publication(s):

Civics for Alabama Schools. Birmingham, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1960.

Shadows on the Wall; the Life and Works of Howard Weeden. Northport, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1962.

Papers;

The papers of Frances Cabaniss Roberts are held by the library at the University of Alabama Huntsville.

ROBERTS, JOSEPH BOXLEY, JR., 1918-

Biography:

Air force officer, university professor, dean. Born– February 13, 1918, Yazoo City, Miss. Parents– Joseph Boxley and Sheila (Hill) Roberts. Married– Rose Nell Dixon, 1939 (divorced, 1944). Children–one. Married–Enyd Turner, November 19, 1945. Children– one. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1950; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1954; University of Denver, Ph.D., 1959. Served as enlisted man, U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-1943; officer in U.S. Air Force, 1951-1968; retired with rank of lieutenant colonel. Taught at U.S. Military Academy, 1953-1956; U.S. Air Force Academy, 1956-1963; director of the information office for aerospace research in Washington, 1963-1966; chief of operations of the psychological operations directorate in Vietnam, 1966-1967. Taught at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1950; Troy State University, 1968-81. At Troy, department chairman and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Wrote weekly newspaper column, “It Seems to Me,” 1973-1979. Member Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and other professional organizations.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1980-1981; Marquis who’s who online

Publication(s):

Airway to India. New York; Central African Division, Air Transport Command, 1945.

Beginner’s Handbook of Gold and Tropical Fish. Washington, D.C.; Denlinger, 1947.

Faint Voice Calling. New York; Hippogryph Press, 1945.

Of Time and Love.  Troy State University Press, 1980.

The Pet Shop Manual. Fond du Lac, Wis.; All-Pet Books, 1953.

Web of Life. Boston; Bruce Humphries, 1957.

Joint_Publication(s):

On Poetry and the Poetic Process. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1971.

On Poetry and the Poetic Process. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press. 1980.

Joint_Editor:

The Sound of Wings; Readings for the Air Age. New York; Holt, 1957.

ROBERTS, THOMAS KEENER, 1870-1957.

Biography:

Teacher, tutor, Methodist minister. Born– October 1, 1870, Jefferson County. Parents– Thomas Parkus and Nancy Caroline (Morris) Roberts. Married– Sue Euphemia Stone, December 6, 1899. Education– Southern University, A.B.; M.A., 1894; Vanderbilt University. Employed as a tutor at Southern University for two years; principal of Columbia Fitting School. Licensed to preach, 1895; supply minister in 1895; pastor of the Dexter Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church in Montgomery, 1896. Served the Columbiana Circuit–Glenn Addie, Alexandria, Oxford, Coleanor. Fountain Church in Birmingham, and Collinsville. Retired in 1911.  Died September 10,1957.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.

Publication(s):

Shut In But Not Excused. Montgomery, Ala.; A. Roemer, State Printer, 1901.

ROBERTSON, SAMUEL LOWRIE 1838-1909

Biography:

Lawyer, school superintendent. Born– November 18, 1838, Jackson County. Education– University of Virginia; Richmond Hill Law School in North Carolina. Practiced law in Charlotte; superintendent of the county schools in Jefferson County, Ala. Served in the Civil War Cavalry under Generals Wheeler and Forrest. Best known poem, “A School Room Fifty Years Ago,” portrayed a typical antebellum school day.

Source:

Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors.

Publication(s):

Dora; or, On the Border, and Other Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Son, 1894.

Gulf Songs. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Son, 1908.

ROBINSON, CAUSTON HENRY, 1920-

Biography:

Army officer, Church of Christ minister. Born– September 15, 1920, Steppville (Hanceville). Parents– Henry Monroe and Mamie Low (Thompson) Robinson. Married– Lucretia Mary Ricucci, April 13, 1942. Children– Two. Education– G.E.D. through U.S.A.F.I. test; Erlangen University, University of Hawaii, University of Maryland, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Northwestern College of Allied Sciences, B.S., 1981; Western Illinois University, 1985. Employed by Western Union in Decatur, 1937-1939; enlisted in U.S. Army, 1939, rising to the rank of major; resigned from active military service and joined the Army Reserve; continued with the National Security Agency after leaving active duty; retired from both military and civil service, 1970. Served as an assistant manager of a golf course in Virginia, 1971-1973; guest speaker-minister of various Churches of Christ in Virginia and Alabama, 1970-1976, minister at Sayre, 1976-1978; Dora, 1979-.

Source:

Causton Robinson, Decatur.

Publication(s):

Robinson Families, 1358 to 1975. Decatur, Ala.; Author, 1975.

Joint_Publication(s):

Pryde E. Hinton, Servant of Jesus Christ. Cullman, Ala.; Author, 1977.

ROBINSON, FRED COLSON, 1930-

Biography:

Literary scholar; university professor. Born– September 23, 1930, Birmingham. Parents– Emmett Colson and Hope (Bennett) Robinson. Married– Helen Caroline Wild, June 1959. Children– Two. Education– Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1952; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1953; Ph.D, 1960. Served in the U.S. Army, 1954-1956. Taught at Samford University, 1960-1965; Cornell University, 1965-1967; Yale University, 1971-2000 (Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English, 1983-2000). Received a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1975-1976; American Association of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, 1976-1977. Served on the editorial board of Anglo-Saxon England Journal, Journal of English Linguistics, and Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile. Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and and the Medieval Academy of America.  Awarded the William Clyde DeVane Medal in undergraduate teaching at Yale.  Honorary doctorate from UNC, 2010. The foremost American scholar of the earliest period of English language and literature.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Beowulf and the Appositive Style. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

A Bibliography of Publications on Old English Literature, to the End of 1972 …. Toronto; University of Toronto Press, 1980.

A Guide to Old English. Toronto; University of Toronto Press, 1982.

Old English Literature; a Select Bibliography. Toronto; University of Toronto Press, 1970.

Joint_Editor:

Modes of Interpretation in Old English Literature; Essays in Honour of Stanley B. Greenfield. Toronto; University of Toronto Press, 1986.

Associate_Editor:

Old English Verse Texts From Many Sources; a Comprehensive Collection. Copenhagen; Roserkilde and Bagger, 1991.

ROBINSON, LEWIS G., 1929-

Biography:

Housing inspector, civil rights activist. Born– January 4 or 5, 1929, Decatur. Parents– Rufus and Lillian L. Robinson. Moved to Cleveland, Ohio, 1944. Married– 1951. Divorced. Married– Beth Wolland, January 10, 1954. Children– Two. Education– Calvin Coolidge College in Boston, LL.B., 1947-1951; Western Reserve University; John Marshall (Cleveland) Law School. Employed by the Internal Revenue Service, 1957; construction worker, 1958-1959; housing inspector in Cleveland.

Source:

The Making of a Man.

Publication(s):

The Making of a Man; an Autobiography. Cleveland, Ohio; Green & Sons, 1970.

ROBINSON, MARILETA SAWYER, 1942-

Biography:

Editor, author. teacher.  Born– December 26, 1942, Kansas City, Kan. Parents– Thomas B. and Rebecca (Hurt) Sawyer. Married– Patrick Leland Robinson, March 26, 1973. Children– Two. Education– Grinnell College, B.A., 1965; Northern Arizona University, 1969-1970; University of New Mexico, M.A., 1973. Served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Togo, 1965-1967; assistant editor for Scott, Foresman Company, 1967-1969; teacher at Rough Rock Demonstration [Navajo] School, Ariz., 1970-1972; Instructor, Institute of Children’s Literature, 1986-88; Senior Editor, Highlights for Children magazine, 1988-2009. Member of the Alabama Writers Conclave and the Creative Writers of Montgomery.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, vol. 101; web profile.

Joint Publication(s):

Mr. Goat’s Bad Good Idea. New York; Crowell, 1979.

ROCHE, EMMA LANGDON, 1878-1945

Biography:

Artist, writer, farmer. Born– March 26, 1878, Mobile. Parents– Thomas T. and Annie Laura (Jane) Roche. Education– Graduated from the Convent of Visitation, 1895; Art Students League in New York City. Wrote Habits of Native Birds and Diseases of Trees. Historic Oakleigh Plantation Museum held an exhibit on the life and work of Emma Langdon Roche, August, 2015. Died April 5, 1945.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.

Publication(s):

Historic Sketches of the South. New York; Knickerbocker Press, 1914.

RODGERS, CATHERINE, 1916-2004

Biography:

Teacher. Born– March 27, 1916, Camp Hill. Parents– George Robert and Bessie (Garlington) Rodgers. Married– Thomas Jackson McLain, 1960. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, M.S., 1941; University of Alabama. Taught school in Talladega and Camp Hill. Published short story in the Birmingham News-Age Herald, 1937.               Died July 13, 2004.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service, Alabama Department of Archives and History, and Catherine McLain, Camp Hill, Ala..

Publication(s):

The Towers Inheritance. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1958.

ROGERS, GENE

See:

Perkins, R. Gene

ROGERS, WILLIAM WARREN, 1929-

Biography:

Historian; University professor of history. Born– August 18, 1929, Sandy Ridge. Married– Miriam Arnold, 1951. Children– Four. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1950; M.S., 1951; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1959. Professor of history at Florida State University, 1961-96. Served as director of FSU’s off campus program at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, 1959-1961. Published articles in historical journals; served on several editorial boards. Member of the Southern Historical Association and Agricultural History Society. Awarded emeritus status at FSU on his retirement, 1996. Honorary doctorate, University of West Alabama, 2008.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1982.; Contemporary Authors online;  Marquis Who’s Who online

Publication(s):

Antebellum Thomas County, 1825-1861. Tallahassee, Fla.; Florida State University, 1963.

A Bibliography for Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida. S.l.; s.n., 1981.

The One-Gallused Rebellion; Agrarianism in Alabama, 1865-1896. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1970. (2nd ed., University of Alabama Press, 2001).

Outposts on the Gulf, Saint George Island and Apalachicola. Pensacola, Fla.; University Presses of Florida, 1986.

Pebble Hill; the Story of a Plantation. Tallahassee, Fla.; Sentry Press, 1972.

Thomas County During the Civil War. Tallahassee, Fla.; Florida State University Press, 1964.

Thomas County, 1865-1900. Tallahassee, Fla; Florida State University Press, 1973.

Joint_Publication(s):

Alabama:  The History of a Deep South State.  University of Alabama Press, 1994.

An Alabama Legacy:  Images of a State.  Donning, 1993.

At the Water’s Edge:  A Pictorial and Narrative History of Apalachicola and Franklin County.  Donning, 1997.

August Reckoning:  Jack Turner and Racism in Post-Civil War Alabama.  LSU Press, 1973.

Convicts, Coal, and the Banner Mine Tragedy. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1986.

The Croom Family and Goodwood Plantation:  Land, Litigation, and Southern Lives.  University of Georgia Press, 1999.

Favored Land, Tallahassee– a History of Tallahassee and Leon County. Norfolk, Va.; Donning, 1988.

Labor Revolt in Alabama:  The Great Strike of 1894.  University of Alabama Press, 1970.

Stephen S. Renfroe:  Alabama’s Outlaw Sheriff.  Sentry Press, 1972.

Tallahassee, Leon County:A History and Bibliography.  Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board, 1986.

Joint_Editor:

A Bibliography of the County Histories of Alabama.  Birmingham Public Library Press, 1991.

ROLAND, ALICE KATE CASH, 1853-1915

Biography:

Novelist, poet, songwriter.  Born– July 7, 1853, Logan County, Ky. Parents– John M. and Margaret (Hughes) Cash. Married– _____ Roland. Children– Three. Education– Governess; public schools of Logan County; private girls school in Russell, Ky. Died February 15, 1915.

Source:

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

Publication(s):

Latter-day Sinners. New York; The Neale Publishing Co., 1906.

Rosalind Morton; or, The Mystery of Ivy Crown, a Kentucky Story. Louisville, Ky.; C. T. Dearing, 1898.

Take Me Back to Old Kentucky [lyrics and music by Cash].  Thomasville, Ga.:  C.C.Cocroft, 1909.

RONNER, JOHN

Biography:

Author; journalist. Born– Piedmont. Married. Education– Jacksonville State University, 1969-1971; University of Alabama, B.A., 1973. Worked part time for Piedmont Journal, while still in high school; college intern reporter for the Anniston Star, staff writer for Associated Press; feature writer for a newspaper in Bavaria, Germany; editor of the Palm Bay Sun, police and court reporter for Anniston Star, 1985.

Source:

Advertisement for his book and the Anniston Star, December 22, 1985.

Publication(s):

The Angel Library.  2010.

The Angels of Cokeville, and Other True Stories of Heavenly Intervention.  Murfreesboro, TN., 1995.

Do You Have a Guardian Angel? Indialantic, Fla.; Mamre Press, Inc., 1985.

Know Your Angels:  The Angel Almanac, with Biographies of 100 Prominent Angels in Legend and Folklore. Mamre Press.

Prophecies surrounding the Titanic. Mamre Press

Seeing your future:  A modern look at prophecy and prediction.  Mamre Press, 1990.

Synchronicity:  The Mystery of Meaningful Coincidences.  Mamre Press, 2011.

Seeing your Future; a Modern Look at Prophecy and Prediction. Oxford, Ala.; Mamre Press, 1990.

Twilight of the Gods. Mamre Press, 2012.

ROSENGARTEN, THEODORE

See:

Cobb, Ned

ROSS, BENNETT BATTLE, 1864-1930

Biography:

Chemist, university professor, dean. Born– December 25, 1864, Tuskegee. Parents– Bennett Battle and Charlotte Augusta (Walker) Ross. Married– Letitia Roane Dowdell, August 18, 1897. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1881; M.S., 1886; University of Gottingen and the University of Berlin. Taught at Louisiana State University, 1887-1893; assistant chemist. Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1884-1887; professor of chemistry, 1893; dean, College of Agricultural Science, 1908-1921; Department of Science, 1921-; acting president, 1919-1920 and 1925. Ross Chemical Laboratories named in his honor. Member of the Auburn City Council, City School Board, State Board of Industrial Preparedness, and the Naval Consulting Board of the United States.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1 and National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 26.

Joint_Publication(s):

Chemistry in Agriculture. New York; The Chemical Foundation, 1926.

ROTH, GERTRUDE WOOLLEY, 1877-1951

Biography:

Poet. Born– November 5, 1877, Plantersville. Parents– A.S. and Sarah Woolley. Married– Olin B. Fleming, June 15, 1904; Joseph C. Roth, 1922. Children– Two. Education– Private schools. Sang in the First Methodist Church Choir (Birmingham) 1898-1945. Received a bronze medal for poetry and a gold medal for music from the church. Mountain climber.

Source:

Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History and the First Methodist Church, Birmingham.

Publication(s):

A Thirst for Adventure. Birmingham, Ala.; Davis Printing Co., 1944.

ROUNTREE, MAUD McIVER, 1875-

Biography:

Civic worker, writer. Born– October 22, 1875, Wichita, Kan. Parents– John Shelby and Selene (Edmundson) McIver. Married– John Asa Rountree, June 6, 1895. Education– Private schools in Nashville; Miss Julia Tutwiler’s School in Alabama; Livingston State Normal School. Active with World War I work. Served as an officer in the U.S. Four Minute Speakers Bureau; American Red Cross, establishing four chapters and fifty five branches and auxiliaries; general chairman of the World War Relief Committee. Member of the League of American Pen Women, Birmingham Writers Club, Alabama Writers Conclave, and the Alabama Poetry Society. Contributed to Dixie Home Magazine, Confederate Veteran, and Boys Life.

Source:

American Authors and Books, and Who Was Who Among North American Authors.

Editor_and_Compiler

The Cross of Military Service (C.M.S.) History and Records of Men of Lineal Confederate Descent Who Served Honorably in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States or its Allies During the Period of World War (April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918). Jackson, Tenn. s.n., 1927.

ROUNTREE, THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1927-1992

Biography:

University professor. Born– July 22, 1927, Pinchard. Parents– Nathan Harmon and Hortense (Warren) Rountree. Married– Virginia Earle Ward, August 12, 1967. Children– one. Education– Troy State University, B.A., 1950; University of Alabama, M.A., 1952; Tulane University, Ph.D., 1962. Taught at Southeast Louisiana College, 1958-1960; East Texas State University, 1960-1961; University of Alabama, 1961-1971; director of creative writing at Alabama, 1963-1971; chairman of the English Department at Troy State University, 1971-. Taught summers at Troy State in 1953, 1954, and lectured in creative writing at the South Dakota Fine Arts Conference, 1962 and 1963. Contributed to PMLA, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Tulane Studies in English. Died May 18, 1992.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1978; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976; and the Writers Directory, 1976.

Publication(s):

Emma; Notes. Lincoln, Neb.; Cliffs Notes, 1967.

Last of the Mohicans; Notes. Lincoln, Neb.; Cliffs Notes, 1965.

Poe’s Universe; the House of Usher and the Narrator. S.l.; s.n., 1972.

This Mighty Sum of Things; Wordsworth’s Theme of Benevolent Necessity. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.

Wordsworth and Beattie’s Minstrel. S.l.; s.n., 1970.

Editor:

Critics on Emerson. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1973.

Critics of Hawthorne. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1972.

Critics on Melville. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1972.

ROVIN, BEN (Pseudonym)

See:

Clevenger, Ernest Allen, Jr.

ROWAN, RICHARD LAMAR, 1931-2008

Biography:

Economist; University professor. Born– July 10, 1931, Guntersville. Parents– Leon Virgle and Willie Mae (Williamson) Rowan. Married– Marilyn Walker, August 3, 1963. Children– Two. Education– Birmingham-Southern College, A.B., 1953; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1956-1957; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1961. Taught at Auburn University and the University of North Carolina; Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 1961-1997. Chair, Labor Relations Council, 1985-97.  Member Industrial Relations Research Association, Academy of International Business, American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association. Distinguished Alumni Award, Birmingham-Southern College, 2000. Died March 1, 2008.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online and Marquis Who’s Who online.

Publication(s):

The Negro in the Steel Industry.  Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, 1970.

Joint_Publication(s):

Educating the Employed Disadvantaged for Upgrading; a Report on Remedial Education Programs in the Paper Industry. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1972.

Employee Relations Trends and Practices in the Textile Industry. University of Pennsylvania, 1987.

The Impact of Government Manpower Programs. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1975.

The Impact of OSHA:  A Study of the Effects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act on Three Key Industries.  Wharton, 1978.

The International Transport Workers Federation and Flag of Convenience Shipping.  Wharton, 1983.

The Island Economy; a Numerical Illustration of the National Income and Product Accounts of the United States Department of Commerce. Chapel Hill, N.C.; School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina, 1959.

Multinational Collective Bargaining Attempts:  The Record, the Cases, and the Prospects.  Wharton, 1979.

Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Industrial Relations Guidelines.  Wharton, 1983.

Multinational Union-Management Consultation:  The European Experience.  Wharton, 1970.

Multinational Union Organizations in the Manufacturing Industries. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1980.

Multinational Union Organizations in the White-Collar, Service, and Communications Industries.  Wharton, 1983.

Opening the Skilled Construction Trades to Blacks:  A Study of the Washington and Indianapolis plans for Minority Employment.  Wharton, 1972.

Editor;

Collective Bargaining: Survival in the Seventies?  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1972.

Readings in Labor Economics and Labor Relations.  R.D. Irwin, 1985.

Joint_Editor:

Employee Relations and Regulations in the ’80′s.  Wharton, 1982.

The Negro and Employment Opportunity. Ann Arbor, Mich.; Bureau of Industrial Relations, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1965.

Negro Employment in Southern Industry; a Study of Racial Policies in Five Industries. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1971.

The Negro Employment in Basic Industry. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1970.

Readings in Labor Economics.  Irwin, 1963; revised edition, 1972.

Readings in Labor Economics and Labor Relations. Irwin, 1968.

Contributor:

Employment, Race and Poverty. New York; Harcourt, 1967.

Hours of Work. New York; Harper, 1965.

ROWLEY, DAISY WOODRUFF , 1873-1938

Biography:

Musician, teacher, composer. Born– 1873, Montevallo. Parents– Charles Sylvester and Caroline (Bailey) Rowley. Education– private schools; graduate of Tuscaloosa Female College, 1899; Royal Conservatory of Music in Dresden, Germany, for two years. Director and proprietor of an Academy of music in Birmingham, 1900-. Died April 2, 1938.

Publication(s):

Graded Piano Course for Teachers. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1905.

Nine Hundred Model Lessons for Piano Teachers. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Pub. Co., 1911.

Counterpoint Poets and Musicians. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Friendship Book for College Students. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Lessons in Elementary Theory. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Composer

Songs:

Blessed be the Great Jehovah.

Come Weary Souls.

Dreaming.

Good Night.

Unrequited.

Piano_Compositions

Aire de Ballet.

Variation on Theme of Dixie.

Opera_(Words_and_Music)

Terra Sortis. (Composed and presented for the benefit of St. Vincent’s Hospital.)

ROY, KENNETH BENNETT, 1897-1976

Biography:

Editor. Born– July 28, 1897, Des Peres, Wis. Parents– Franklin LaFayette and Della (Bennett) Ray. Married– Sarah Spencer, September 9, 1925. Children– Two. Education– University of Missouri, B.J., 1923. Employed with the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station; founding editor of Highlights of Agricultural Research.

Source:

Sarah Spencer Roy, Auburn, Ala..

Joint_Compiler:

Biography of Horatio Nelson Spencer; Lawyer, Planter, Churchman, 1798-1876. Auburn, Ala; Auburn Printing Co., 1975.

ROY, SARAH SPENCER, 1901-1986

Biography:

Musician, teacher, civic worker. Born– October 13, 1901, Port Gibson, Miss. Parents– Horatio Nelson and Ellie Mae (Hartwell) Spencer. Married– Kenneth Bennett Roy, September 9, 1925. Children– Three. Education– Grenada College; Port Gibson College; Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Taught music in El Dorado, Ark.; public school supervisor and private music teacher. Received an award from the Auburn Women’s Club for contributions to youth work; named “Woman of the Year”, 1952, by the Auburn Civitan Club. Served on Auburn City Council, 1956-1968; president for six years. Died 1986.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1958; and from Sarah Spencer Roy.

Joint_Compiler:

Bibliography of Horatio Nelson Spencer; Lawyer, Planter, Churchman, 1798-1876. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn Printing Co., 1975.