Teacher. Born– July 12, 1938, Birmingham. Parents– William Geda and Mary Anna (Martin) Hames. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.A., 1958, M.A., 1971; Samford University, M.Ed. Taught in Birmingham public schools, 1958-1964; after 1964, at Birmingham University School; assistant headmaster and chairman of the English department, Altamont School, 1975-. Director, Town Hall Gallery; president, Birmingham Music Club, member, board of directors, Birmingham Festival of Arts and Birmingham Festival Theatre. Curator for the art collections of several organizations. Member, Alabama Historical Society, Birmingham Historical Society, Birmingham Museum of Art, Society of 18th Century Studies, Birmingham Museum of Art Education Council, and other organizations. Honors– Freedom Foundation Classroom Teacher award, Hackney Literary prize for poetry in 1969 and 1979, and Silver Bowl award from the Festival of Arts in 1963 and 1971.


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