CASON, CLARENCE, 1898-1935


Reporter, university professor. Born– December 20, 1898, Ragland. Parents– Eugene P. and Sarah Coleman Cason. Married– Louise Elliott Rickerman, 1927. Children– One. Education– Attended the University of Alabama, 1913-1917, where he edited the Crimson-White; elected to Phi Beta Kappa; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1925. Joined the U.S. Army and served as an aerial machine gunner in France during World War I. Worked for the Birmingham News, the Louisville Courier-Journal, Washington Times, and New York Times. Faculty member at the University of Minnesota, 1925-1928; the University of Alabama 1928-1935. Died May 8, 1935.


Bailey Thomson, “Clarence Cason’s Shade,” Alabama Heritage, Spring 2001.

The introduction to the 1983 reprint of 90 Degrees in the Shade. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1985.


90 Degrees in the Shade. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1935.