Newspaper editor. Born– January 11, 1888, Haleburg. Parents– William Raban and Parmelia Ann (Davis) Hall. Married– Claudia McCurdy English, May 14, 1912. Children– One. Education– Alabama country schools. Printer’s devil in Dothan; editor, Enterprise Ledger, 1907; Dothan Daily Siftings, 1908; managing editor, Selma Times, 1909; editorial writer, Pensacola Journal, 1910; associate editor and editor, Montgomery Advertiser, 1910-1926; appointed probate judge of Montgomery, February 1933. Served in Alabama National Guard, 1906-1908. Member of personnel board of State Merit System. Winner of $500 Pulitzer Prize for “best editorial writing in 1928″ for editorials in the Advertiser against gangism, flogging, and racial and religious intolerance. Author of a partially finished autobiography.
Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1; Daniel Hollis’s An Alabama Newspaper Tradition.
The Egregious Gentile Called to Account. Montgomery, Ala.; Montgomery Advertiser, 1939. (published in the U.S. Congressional Record, January 17, 1939.)