ALDRICH, TRUMAN HEMINWAY, 1848-1932

Biography:

Engineer, businessman; U.S. Congressman. Born– October 17, 1848, Palmyra, N.Y. Parents– William Farrington and Louisa Maria (Klapp) Aldrich. Married– Anna Morrison of Newark, N.J. Children– five. Education– Attended military academy in West Chester, Pa.; master’s degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1869. Practiced engineering in New York for two years then moved to Selma, Alabama. Executive of Tennessee Coal, Iron, and Railroad Company; founded the Cahaba Coal Mining Company.  Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1894; seated near the end of the first session of the 54th Congress; postmaster of Birmingham, 1911-1915. Died April 28, 1932.

Source:

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1971.

Publication(s):

Alabama Museum of Natural History. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1931.

Contested Election Case of T. H. Aldrich v. Oscar W. Underwood, from the Ninth Congressional District of the State of Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1895.

Description of a Few Alabama Eocene Species and Remarks on Varieties, with Plates. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1931.

Historical Account of Coal Mining Operations in Alabama Since 1853. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1875.

New Eocene Fossils from the Southern Gulf States. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University, Harris Co., 1911.

New Eocene Species from Alabama. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University, Harris Co., 1921.

New or Little Known Tertiary Mollusca from Alabama and Texas. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University, Harris and Stoneman, 1895.

Notes on Eocene Mollusca, With Descriptions of Some New Species. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University, Harris Co., 1897.

Preliminary Report on the Tertiary Fossils of Alabama and Mississippi. Montgomery, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1886.

Joint_Publication(s):

Footprints from the Coal Measures of Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1930.

Report of the Geology of the Costal Plains of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1894.