GLYNN, ROBERT L., 1913-1983


Administrator. Born– April 19, 1913, Birmingham. Parents– Arthur and Fannie Bell (Banks) Glynn. Married– Ila Newell, April 18, 1941. Education– Graduate of Alabama State University, 1938. After 1952, employee of Tuscaloosa Housing Authority, serving as assistant executive director, 1969-1982. After 1976, vice-chairman of Board of Trustees of Alabama State University. Active in Hunter’s Chapel AME Zion Church; member of boards or committees of the YMCA, American Red Cross, United Negro College Fund, and several other organizations. Instrumental in establishment of Benjamin Barnes Branch of YMCA, Tuscaloosa. Alabama State University, LL.D., 1980. Awards from YMCA, Boy Scouts, American Legion, Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society, and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Died 1983.


Ila Newell Glynn, Tuscaloosa.


“How Firm a Foundation”; a History of the First Black Church in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Friends of Hunter’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1976.


“When I Get Home” (words and music). Copyrighted and performed on CBS in 1941.