Political scientist, college professor and administrator, municipal administration staff. Born– March 2, 1943, Columbus, Ohio. Parents– Charles and Pauline Shannon LaMonte. Married– Ruth, 1975. Children– Four. Education– Harvard University, B.A., 1965; University of Chicago, M.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1976. His doctoral study dealt with politics and welfare in Birmingham, Ala. from 1900 to 1975. Worked at  Miles College, 1965-1966; assistant director, Center for Urban Affairs and teacher, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1969-1979; Chief administrative assistant, Mayor of Birmingham, 1979; Executive Secretary to the Mayor, 1980-897. Worked at Birmingham-Southern, 1987-2009, as Director of the Office of International Programs and later as Director of Adult Studies. Served as interim superintendent, Birmingham City Schools, 1996.  Board Member– Birmingham Public Library; Crisis Center; Campus Counseling Center; Birmingham Historical Society; Greater Birmingham Ministries; Friends of Miles College.


E.S. LaMonte; bhamwiki.


Change and Continuity:  The Administrations of David Vann and Richard Arrington Jr.  Birmingham Public Library, 2015.

The Faces of Birmingham, Past, Present, Future. Birmingham, Ala.; University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1977. (Narrative to accompany a photographic exhibition.)

George B. Ward; Birmingham’s Urban Statesman. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Public Library, 1974.

Politics and Welfare in Birmingham, 1900-1975.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 1995.


Birmingham, Alabama 701 Comprehensive Assistance Plan; Housing Element, a Study. Birmingham, Ala.; University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1978?