Physican, inventor; poet. Born– August 18, 1848, Glenalter, Ga. Parents– Thomas Henry and Martha Stearns (Davie) Dozier. Married– Elizabeth Powers, April 30, 1874. Children– Five. Education–Eufaula Male Academy;  Atlanta Medical College, M.D., 1874; further study in the medical department of Illinois University. Member Company A., 2nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, CSA.  Began the practice of medicine in Attalla, 1874; practiced successively in Cherokee County; Portageville, Mo.; Rome, Ga.; opened a practice in Birmingham, 1890. One of the first physicians in the South to use x-ray in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.  Patented various inventions including a hame for harness, a portable elevator, and a mailing machine. Founded the Knights of the White Shield, 1899. Died February 25, 1925.


Obituary; Marquis who’s who online;  National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 22; and  files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Chips and Whetstones of Verses and Prose. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1916.

Foibles of Fancy and Rhymes of the Times. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1894.

A Galaxy of Southern Heroes and Other Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1905.

Just A-Thinking. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1920.

Poems and Prose of Orion T. Dozier. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1927.

Poems of Orion T. Dozier. New York; Neale, 1905.

Response of Dr. O. T. Dozier to Priest James E. Coyle.  Birmingham, 1917.