Economist; university professor. Born– November 17, 1909, in Houston, Tex. Parents– Willard Scott and Mae Elizabeth (Thacker) Hawley. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1932; University of North Carolina, M.S., 1933, Ph.D., 1946. Served in U.S. Navy, WWII. Married– Marion House Scholl on January 28, 1933. Taught at the University of Alabama, 1932-1936, 1938, and 1946-1974, serving as professor and chairman, Department of Industrial Relations; Alabama Unemployment Compensation Commission, 1937; University of North Carolina, 1943-1945; labor arbitrator, 1947. Served as technical advisor to the Alabama Industrial Development Board; research coordinator for Alabama Business Research Council. Member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, Industrial Relations Research Association, Southern Economics Association. Died July 3, 1993.


Who’s Who in America, 1976.


Alabama’s Balance of Rail and Water Traffic, 1932-1937. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Business Research, School of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama, 1939.

Negro Employment in the Birmingham Metropolitan Area. Washington, DC:  National Planning Association, 1954.

Net Commodity Movements into and out of Alabama: Rail and Water Traffic, 1928 and 1932-1937.  Birmingham, 1939.

A Survey of Accounting Procedures and Records in the County Governments of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Business Research, University of Alabama, 19–.

Wage and Salary Administration. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Manpower and Industrial Relations Institute, Graduate School of Business, University of Alabama, 1972.