ABERNETHY, THOMAS YOUNG, 1908-1968

Biography:

Journalist; teacher. Born– April 19, 1908, Brookwood. Parents: Paul Lee and Addie Lee Abernethy.  Married; Louis Wallis, June 24, 1932.  Education– Birmingham Southern College. Worked as a schoolteacher and later for the Sylacauga News, Dothan Eagle, Houston Press; editor and part owner of the Talladega Home, 1936-50. Republican candidate for governor of Alabama, 1954. Delegate to Republican National Convention, 1956, 1960, 1964.  Member of Republican National Committee, 1961.  Received a Neiman Travel Grant, 1956. Died March 7, 1968.

Source:

Preface to Wood Smoke II.

Publication(s):

Wood Smoke. Kingsport, Tenn.; Kingsport Press, 1967.

Wood Smoke II. Talladega, Ala.; Brannons, Inc., 1975.