HORNADY, JOHN RANDOLPH, JR., 1872-1948

Biography:

Journalist. Born– May 15, 1872, in Ringgold, Ga. Parents– John Randolph and Janie Lawton (Mulkey) Hornady. Married– Maude Morella Simmons, November 28, 1896. Children– Three. Education– Educated by his mother until her death when he was ten years old. Worked for the Birmingham News, 1895-1921, as reporter, city editor, managing editor, and associate editor (1908-1915); served as city commissioner, Birmingham 1915-1921; worked one year for the Cincinnati Enquirer; served as editor, Rome, Ga., News Tribune after 1930; chairman, Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association. Author of a series of twelve articles on short ballot principles and commission government. Published articles in McClure’s, Metropolitan, and Leslie’s.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography; Who’s Who in America, 1948-1949.

Publication(s):

Atlanta, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. S.l.; American Cities Book Co., 1922.

The Book of Birmingham. New York; Dodd, 1921.

Soldiers of Progress and Industry. New York; Dodd, 1930.