Government worker. Born– Florence, Ala., June 7, 1927. Parents– William Ervin and Pauline McRann (Lindsey) McDonald. Married– Dorothy Evelyn Carter, November 3, 1945. Children– Two. Education– B.S., University of North Alabama, 1952; Command and General Staff College, 1974; Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1975. Employed by U.S. Army, 1945-1947, 1951-1953; Tennessee Valley Authority, 1953-1964; editor, report writer, 1964-1967; planner, supervisor of scheduling and records, National Fertilizer Development Center, 1967. Member– American Fertilizer Development Center, 1967; American Bicentennial Commission, Florence, Tennessee Valley Historical Society, North Alabama Historical Society, Sons of the Confederacy, Alabama Historical Commission.


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