SPARKMAN, CHELSEA IVO HALL, 1899-1999

Biography:

Artist; political wife. Born– Oct. 6, 1899 in Albertville, Ala. Parents– William Presley and Margaret Ann (Young) Hall. Married– John J. Sparkman, June 2, 1923. Children– One. Education– attended East Alabama Woman’s College (now Huntingdon); University of Alabama, B.S. Taught in public schools of Huntsville, late 1920′s. Moved to Washington DC in 1937 and lived┬áthere for 42 years during her husband’s service in Congress; first displayed her paintings in Washington 1976; had subsequent exhibits. Received “Togetherness Award” in 1952 from McCalls Magazine; Ivo Sparkman Hall at Jacksonville State University named for her; chosen to christen USS Mobile. Died October 20, 1999.

Source:

Who’s Who Among American Women, 1972; Mrs. Sparkman; obituary.

Publication(s):

Journeys with the Senator. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1977.

Over the Senator’s Shoulder; a Glance at the East. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1966.