WINDHAM, AMASA BENJAMIN, 1905-1956

Biography:

Journalist. Born– June 7, 1905, in Gordo, Ala. Parents John J. and Nannie Estelle (Ezell) Windham. Married– Kathryn Tucker, February 10, 1946. Children– Three. Education– Howard College, A.B., 1934; Columbia University. Artist, feature writer and copy editor, Birmingham Age-Herald, 1928-1941. Served in U.S. Navy, 1941-1946. Southern editor, Electrical Merchandising, McGraw-Hill, 1946-1956. Active in Birmingham Little Theatre; in charge of federal theatre project, 1930′s. Recognized philatelist, expert genealogist, story teller. Died March 7, 1956.

Source:

Kathryn Windham, Selma, Ala.

Publication(s):

Some Prominent Families with Alabama Connections. Selma, Ala.; s.n., s.d.

The Windham Family of England, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. Sandy Springs, Ga.; s.n., 1982.

Playwright:

Gummy (One Act). 1930.

Lions in Alderson (Three Acts). 1935.

You Can’t Beat Fate (One Act). 1928.

Joint Playwright:

College Interlude (10 Scenes). Tampa, Fla.; Tampa Federal Theatre, 1937.

Hollywood (17 Revue Sketches). Tampa, Fla.; Tampa Federal Theatre, 1937.

Mister Petruchio (Three Acts). 1936.

Now Is the Time for All Good Men (14 Scenes). 1931.

One Night in April (One Act). 1937.

Safe is Democracy (One Act). 1939.