University professor; journalist, poet. Born– August 18, 1851, Monroe County, Ala. Parents– Murdock and Lydia Jane (Ranaldson) McCorvey. Married– Netta L. Tutwiler, July 22, 1880. Children– Four. Education– Monroe Institute, Erskine College; University of Alabama,  A.B.,1873; B. Laws, 1875; A.M, 1878. Employed as commandant of cadets, University of Alabama, 1874; professor of history and political science at UA, 1888-1923. Contributed articles and columns to local newspapers; published poetry. Member– Board of Visitors, U.S. Military Academy, 1886, Alabama Centennial Commission, 1919. Honors– LL.D., University of Alabama, 1906. Died April 2, 1932.


Marquis who’s who online and George B. Johnston’s Thomas Chalmers McCorvey, Teacher, Poet, Historian.  Blacksburg, VA: White Rhinoceros Press, 1985.


Alabama Historical Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Pub. Co., 1927.

Alabama Historical Sketches.  Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press, 1960.

The Civil Government of Alabama.  Revised edition. Philadelphia:  Eldredge & Brothers, 1903.

The Government of the People of the State of Alabama. Philadelphia; Eldredge & brothers, 1895.

Introduction to the History of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Tuscaloosa: Rotary Club, 1925.


A Register of the Officers and Graduates of the University of Alabama.  Tuscaloosa: George A. Searcy, 1878.


The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, holds several collections of the papers of Thomas Chalmers McCorvey.