Administrator. Born– February 1, 1916, Valley Head. Parents– William Bleve and Alice Corina Jane (Holleman) Hammond. Married– Myra Leak, June 20, 1954. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1945. Served in U.S. Army, 1941-1945. Was press secretary to the governor of Alabama, 1946-1950; executive secretary to the governor, 1955-1959. Served as general representative for American Red Cross in Greensboro, North Carolina, 1950 to 1954; president of City Center, Inc., in Arab, after 1959; mayor of Arab, 1963-1969; commissioner from Alabama for the U.S. Study Commission on Southeastern River Basins; Alabama Tuberculosis Association, director after 1956 and president, 1972-1974; American president of the Phillip Hamman Family Association after 1972. Contributor of short stories and feature articles to several periodicals.
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982.
Antebellum Mansions of Alabama. New York; Architectural Book Co., 1951.
Collected Poems. S.l.; Author, 1982.
Edging through the Grass. S.l.; Oasis Press, 1985.
How High the Stars. S.l.; Author, 1982.
A Land Set Free. S.l.; Author, 1984.
My GI Aching Back. New York; Hobson Book Press, 1945.
One Golden Apple a Day; 366 Meditations. S.l.; Author, 1982.
The Phillip Hamman Echo, 1972-1984; Newsletters of the Phillip Hamman Family Association of America. Arab, Ala.; R. Hammond, 1984.
Phillip Hamman, Man of Valor. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode Publishers, 1976.
Song of Appalachia. S.l.; Author, 1982.
A Transient on the Way. S.l.; Author, 1984.
Upon the Wings of the Wind. S.l.; Author, 1982.
Where Eagles Fly By. S.l.; Author, 1984.
Wisdom Is. Arab, Ala.; Author, 1984.
Alabama Poets; a Contemporary Anthology. Livingston, Ala.; Livingston University Press, 1990.