MORTON, CARL P., 1920-1994


Business executive; poet. Born– Leeds, Ala., June 7, 1920. Parents– Hartwell Albert and Eunice (Pledger) Morton. Married– Isabel Gibbons, October 2, 1946. Children– Three. Education– Auburn University. Served with the U.S. Air Force, WWII,1941-1945; awarded the Bronze Star. business executive, Hardy Corporation, 1946; president, Birmingham Mechanical Contractor’s Association.  Member Alabama Writers Conclave, Alabama State Poetry Society, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, advisory board, Auburn University School of Arts and Science.  Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama, 1983-1987.  Died February 20, 1994.


Marks’ Who Was Who in Alabama;  Pinpoint Press, Box 253, Florence, Ala..


Desiring Stone. Peterborough, N.H.; Windy Row Press, 1973.

An Occasional Tyger. Birmingham:  Woodview Press, 1977.


 Scrod I: The Poetry of Carl P. Morton [and others]. Florence, Ala.; Pauper’s Press, 1984.