AGEE, RUCKER, 1897-1985

Biography:

Business executive; historian; civic leader. BornРOctober 22, 1897, Birmingham. ParentsРWalter Claybrook and Louise (Rucker) Agee. MarriedРMargaret Dixon Minge, March 27, 1927. ChildrenРTwo. EducationРUniversity of Alabama, B.S., 1919. Worked continuously from 1919 with the same investment securities firm; president of Sterne, Agee and Leach, Inc. Member and leader of many state and local civic, educational and charitable organizations in Alabama. Active in research and preservation of regional and local history and culture. Amassed an outstanding collection of more than 600 maps and atlases, which he donated to the Birmingham Public Library, and a library of Southern History, which he donated to the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.  HonorsРSpecial Award from the Alabama Library Association, 1977; Award of Merit, American Association of State and Local History; Distinguished Service Award, Alabama Historical Commission. Died 1985. 

Sources:

Birmingham Historical Society Newsletter, November 2002.

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 2.

Publication(s):

An Exhibit in Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Publication by Abraham Ortelius of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the World’s First Atlas. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1970.

Forrest-Streight Campaign of 1863, Preliminary Report. Milwaukee; s.n., 1958.

Let’s Keep the Record Straight; a Vaudeville of Historical Incidents. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1963.

Twenty Alabama Books. Miami, Fla.; E. A. Seemann, 1975.

Compiler:

Early Mapping of Alabama. Montevallo, Ala.; s.n., 1957.

Maps of Alabama; the Evaluation of the State Exhibits in Printed Maps from the Age of Discovery; a Preliminary Catalogue. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1955.