Administrator. Born– March 5, 1896, Montgomery. Parents– William A. and Mary (Winn) Gayle. Married– Katharine Anderson, September 20, 1918. Children– One. Education– Study at U.S. Naval Academy, 1914-1915; University of Alabama, 1915-1916. Served in World War I; worked nine years as general manager of Anderson Coal Company; was Assistant Adjutant General of Alabama, then Adjutant General, with the rank of Brigadier; commissioner of the City of Montgomery. Colonel in Air Force during World War II, continuing active duty in Alabama National Guard. Received Bronze Star. Member, Free and Accepted Masons, Knights of Pythias, the Shrine, and Elks. Died July 5, 1965.
Owen’s The Story of Alabama.
The Poems of William Gayle. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1934.