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People Index

  • Lurleen B. Wallace (1967-68)

    Lurleen Burns Wallace (1926-1968) died from cancer a mere 16 months after taking office as governor of...
  • Eugene Walter

    Eugene Ferdinand Walter Jr. (1921-1998) was a writer, editor, set and costume designer, musician, and...
  • Horace Ware

    Horace Ware (1812-1890) built Alabama's first permanent ironworks and the first rolling mill, which...
  • Willard Warner

    Willard Warner (1826-1906) was an entrepreneur, politician, soldier, and sometime gold prospector who...
  • Lella Warren

    During a writing career that spanned more than half of the twentieth century, Lella Warren (1899-1982)...
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) is probably best known as the founder of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial...
  • Dinah Washington

    Singer and pianist Dinah Washington (1924-1963) was one of the most popular African American recording artists of the 1950s and was often called the "Queen of the Blues."
  • Thomas Hill Watts (1863-65)

    Thomas Hill Watts (1819-1892) was Alabama's eighteenth governor. His career in Alabama politics...
  • William Weatherford

    William Weatherford (ca. 1781-1824), arguably the best known Red Stick war leader in the Creek War of...
  • Zadoc Lorenzo Weatherford

    Zadoc Lorenzo Weatherford (1888-1983) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Alabama's Seventh Congressional District …

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