Businessman, insurance executive. Born– July 10, 1900, Birmingham. Parents– James Franklin and Willis (Roberts) Rushton. Married– Elizabeth Perry, November 24, 1926. Chi1dren; Two. Education– Washington and Lee University, B.S., 1921. Employed as manager, later board chairman, of Birmingham Ice and Cold Storage Company, 1922-1957; president, then chairman, of the board of Protective Life Insurance Company, 1937-. Served as a Director for First National Bank of Birmingham, Alabama Power Company, Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad, Moore Handley, and other companies. Served in World War II, rising to rank of colonel. Member of Association of Ice Industries, American Refrigerator; Warehousemen’s Association, National Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, Rotary Club, Shriner, Masons, Beta Theta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho; trustee for Agnes Scott College.


Who’s Who in Alabama, 1939-1940.


The Old First. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1952.