Born– Scottsboro, Ala., August 13, 1881. Parents– William Logan and Margaret (Ledbetter) Martin. Married– Mary Evelyn Tyson, June 4, 1919. Education– Starke University School, Montgomery; law student, University of Alabama, 1898-1900. Employed as an attorney and junior partner, Martin and Martin, 1901-1907; Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama, 1903-1911; general counsel, Alabama Power Company; vice president, 1915; president, 1920-1949. Honors– South’s “Man of the Year,” 1946, Forbes Magazine’s fifty foremost business leaders; “Humanitarian of the Year,” 1964.


Owen’s Story of Alabama and from Who’s Who in America, 1952-1953.


Doctor William Crawford Gorgas of Alabama and the Panama Canal. New York; The Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1947.

French Military Adventurers in Alabama, 1818-1828. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1937.

Forty Years of Alabama Power Company, 1911-1951. New York; Newcomen Society in North America, 1952.

The Story of Electricity in Alabama Since the Turn of the Century, 1900-1952. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1952.

The Story of Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. New York; Newcomen Society in North America, 1960.