Attorney; judge. Born– May 18, 1916, Huntsville. Parents– James H. and Ola (Dennis) McDonald. Married– Ethel Cranley, November 27, 1943. Children– One. Education– B.S., George Peabody College, 1940; LL.B., Vanderbilt University, 1948. Employed by Ashville, N.C., 1940-1941; U.S. Army, 1941-1945–discharged with rank of S/Sgt; reporter, Columbus Enquirer, 1945-1946; attorney, Huntsville, 1949-1962; judge, Madison County Court, 1962. Wrote for the Fort Benning Bayonet, editor, army field manuals. President, Alabama Association of Intermediate Court Judges.
Who’s Who in Alabama and files at Alabama Public Library Service.
Next of Kin in Jail. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1978.
The Code of Madison County, Alabama, 1978. Huntsville, Ala.; Madison County Commission, 1980.