Political scientist; University professor. Born– Morgantown, W. Va. Parents– Joseph C. and Emma Thompson Pilegge. Married– Betty Clifton, June 6, 1959. Education– West Virginia University, B.S., 1955; Marshall University, M.A., 1961; University of Maryland, Ph.D., 1966. Served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War; discharged with rank of captain.Taught at the University of Alabama, 1966-1992. Awarded the rank of professor emeritus on his retirement. Died October 4, 2013.
Joseph C. Pilegge, Jr., Tuscaloosa, Ala.; obituary, Tuscaloosa News, October 6, 2013.
Alabama Municipalities. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Alabama League of Municipalities, 1972.
Taxing and Spending; Alabama’s Budget in Transition. Tuscaloosa, Ala; University of Alabama Press, 1978.