The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library Erik Overbey Collection
Gessner T. McCorvey
Long-time Mobile resident Gessner T. McCorvey (1882-1965) was a prominent attorney and served as chair of the state Democratic
Executive Committee. In 1948, McCorvey was a leader in establishing the southern Dixiecrat movement, which arose in response
to the national Democratic Party's support for civil rights.