Author Index - W

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W : 49 Authors Found

    Danielle N. Warren
    Reuben F. Kolb
    Reuben Francis Kolb Sr. (1839-1918) was one of Alabama's leading agricultural spokesmen and planters....
    Sarah A. Warren
    Constitutional Convention of 1901
    Called primarily to establish white supremacy by disfranchising blacks, the Constitutional Convention...
    Gregory A. Waselkov
    Fort Mims Battle and Massacre
    On August 30, 1813, a force of about 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims, in present-day Baldwin County...
    Mollie Smith Waters
    Francis Bartow Lloyd
    Francis Bartow Lloyd (1861-1897) is remembered primarily for Sketches of Country Life: Humor, Wisdom, and Pathos from the "Sage of Rocky Creek...
    Charles S. Watson
    Joseph M. Field
    Joseph M. Field (1810-1856) was an actor, dramatist, humorist, and theatre manager in the Old Southwest...
    Kate Porter Lewis
    Kate Porter Lewis (1893-1993) was a member of the twentieth-century folk drama movement led by Frederick...
    Noah Ludlow
    Noah Ludlow (1795-1886), along with partner Sol Smith, brought theatrical performances to the cities,...
    William Gilmore Simms
    Although not an Alabamian himself, William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), the leading author of the antebellum...
    Sol Smith
    Solomon Franklin Smith (1801-1869), known as "Old Sol," was a key writer in the genre of Old Southwest...
    Elbert L. Watson
    James Allen
    James Browning Allen (1912-1978) was known as a master of Senate rules and an effective legislator. Closely...
    Maryon Pittman Allen
    Maryon Pittman Allen (1925- ) was a journalist who was appointed in 1978 by Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace...
    Henry Chambers
    Henry H. Chambers (1790-1826) was a physician, planter, and politician allied with the Huntsville-based...
    Clement Claiborne Clay
    Clement Claiborne Clay (1816-1882) was a legislator and lawyer who was a strong advocate of secession...
    Jeremiah Denton Jr.
    A native of Mobile, Mobile County, Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. (1924-2014) was the first Republican senator...
    George Goldthwaite
    George Thomas Goldthwaite (1809-1879) served a term in the U.S. Senate from 1871 to 1877 as a Democrat...
    J. Thomas Heflin
    Alabama probably has not had a more colorful or controversial U.S. senator than J. Thomas Heflin, or...
    William Kelly
    William Kelly (1786-1834) served as a U.S. Senator from Alabama from 1822 to 1825. A staunch Jacksonian...
    Edmund Pettus
    Edmund Winston Pettus (1821-1907) was the last Confederate brigadier general from Alabama to serve in...
    Luke Pryor
    Lawyer, planter, and politician Luke Pryor (1820-1900) served briefly in the U.S. Senate and is little...
    James Pugh
    James Lawrence Pugh (1820-1907) served in the U.S. House of Representatives on the eve of the Civil War...
    George Spencer
    Native New Yorker and former Union officer George Eliphaz Spencer (1836-1893) served two terms as a U.S....
    Donald Stewart
    Donald W. Stewart (1940- ) served only three years as a U.S. Senator from Alabama, winning a special...
    George Robinson Swift
    George Robinson Swift (1887-1972) was a businessman and philanthropist who served briefly in the U.S....
    Oscar Underwood
    Oscar Wilder Underwood (1862-1929) served Alabama for many years in the U.S. House of Representatives...
    Frank White
    Mississippi native Frank White (1847-1922) served in the Confederate army under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest...
    Bill Weaver
    Bryce Hospital (Alabama Insane Hospital)
    Founded in Tuscaloosa in 1859 as the Alabama Insane Hospital (AIH), Bryce Hospital is one of the oldest...
    Peter Bryce
    Peter Bryce (1834-92) was a pioneering figure in the field of mental health. Practicing in the post–...
    Wayne and Sara Finley
    Wayne House Finley (1927- ) and Sara Crews Finley (1930–2013) were pioneers in the field of medical...
    Rip Weaver
    Aldridge Gardens
    Aldridge Gardens is a 30-acre public garden located in Hoover, Jefferson County. Best known for its multitude...
    Samuel L. Webb
    Don Siegelman (1999-2003)
    In November 1998 Don Siegelman (1946- ) won a landslide victory over incumbent Republican Forrest "Fob...
    John J. Sparkman
    John Sparkman (1899-1985) represented Alabama for 42 years in the U. S. Congress, first in the House...
    Robert S. Weddle
    European Exploration and Colonial Period
    In 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his forces first set foot in what is now Alabama. His...