Clergyman. Born– April 7, 1914, Goodwater. Parents– Robert N. and Margie Conaway Franklin. Married–Lottie Mae Pruet.  Children–one. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B.; Union Theological Seminary. Licensed to preach by the United Methodist Church, 1930. Served at various Methodist churches, including First Methodist, Gadsden, 1957-70; First Methodist, Birmingham, 1970-80; Canterbury Methodist, Birmingham, 1980-92.  Member of Rotary and other civic and service organizations.  Trustee of Birmingham-Southern College, 1956-2002. Awarded the George Washington Honor Medal by Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa., 1964 and 1966. Awarded honorary D.D. by Athens College and Birmingham-Southern College.   Died December 13, 2002.


Who’s Who in Alabama, 1978; Obituary, Birmingham News, December 15, 2002.


Faith for These Troubled Times. Westwood, N.J.; Revel, 1958.

We Dream, We Climb. Nashville; Abingdon Press, 1963.

Which Way Forward? Faith at the Crossroads. Westwood, N.J.; Revel, 1962.