Historian; high school history teacher. Born–January 9, 1898. Parents– Thomas Patrick and Julia Ann Watkins Clinton.  Married– Bernice Blackshere, May 29, 1938. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1920, M.A., 1942; further study at  Peabody College and the University of North Carolina. Taught at Tuscaloosa High School, 1920-1963, serving as athletic director for twenty five years. Served as president of the Tuscaloosa Historical Society and the Tuscaloosa Teachers Credit Union, and was a member of Alabama Education Association, National Education Association, and Alabama Historical Association. Honors– Recipient of the distinguished service award of the Alabama Council for Social Studies. Died July 30, 1977.


Tuscaloosa News, July 31, 1977; Who’s Who in Alabama;


Dedication; Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, 1964. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1964.

Historic Tuscaloosa; a Self-conducted Tour. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Tuscaloosa Retired Teachers Association, 1966.

Matt Clinton’s Scrapbook. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1979.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Its Early Days, 1816-1865. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Zonta Club, 1958.


The Federal Invasion of Tuscaloosa, 1865.  Northport; American Southern, 1965.