Teacher, school superintendent. Born– September 28, 1890, Kennedy. Parents– John S. and Alpha (Smith) Branyon. Married– Nell Emily Walker, 1919. Children– Two. Education– Florence State College, two years; Peabody College, B.S., 1916; M.S., 1919; further graduate work at the University of Alabama, Cornell University, and Auburn University. Taught at rural schools in Fayette County, Walker County High School, Albertville High School, Hamilton High School, and at schools in Memphis, Tenn. and Jackson, Miss. Superintendent of Education for Marion County, 1940-1959; chairman of the Marion County Democratic Party and a member of the Alabama and National Education Associations.  Died May 6, 1982.


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