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Montgomery, AL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.montgomery.al.us/

Population:
201568 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1819

County:
Montgomery County

Founded 1819 with the union of East Alabama and New Philadelphia.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Montgomery Advertiser

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Auburn University Montgomery
1967
Amridge University
1967
Faulkner University
1942
Alabama State University
1867
Huntingdon College
1854

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles
1978
Colonial BancGroup
1974

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael F. Adams
Educator
c. 1948   President, University of Georgia
Brett Butler
Comic
20-Jan-1958   Comedian with southern drawl
Hosea Chanchez
Actor
12-Sep-1981   Malik Wright on The Game
Nat King Cole
Singer
17-Mar-1917 15-Feb-1965 Unforgettable
John Crommelin, Jr.
Military
2-Oct-1902 2-Nov-1996 Rear Admiral, US Navy
Artur Davis
Politician
9-Apr-1967   Congressman from Alabama, 2003-11
Dixie Dunbar
Actor
19-Jan-1919 29-Aug-1991 1930s actress
P. Michael Ehlerman
Business
c. 1938   Chairman of Sovereign Bancorp
Eddie Floyd
Musician
25-Jun-1935   R&B/Stax performer and songwriter
Jim Folsom, Jr.
Politician
14-May-1949   Governor of Alabama, 1993-95
Melvin Franklin
Singer
12-Oct-1942 23-Feb-1995 Bass vocals for The Temptations
Mary Katharine Ham
Journalist
5-Apr-1980   HamNation
Lister Hill
Politician
29-Dec-1894 21-Dec-1984 US Senator from Alabama, 1938-69
William U. Hill
Judge
c. 1948   Justice, Wyoming Supreme Court
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Martin Luther King III
Activist
23-Oct-1957   Former President of the SCLC
Tom Parker
Judge
19-Aug-1951   Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
Albert Parsons
Activist
20-Jun-1848 11-Nov-1887 Haymarket Martyr
Wilton B. Persons
Government
19-Jan-1896 Sep-1977 Eisenhower's Chief of Staff
Martha Roby
Politician
27-Jul-1976   Congresswoman, Alabama 2nd
Tommy Shaw
Musician
11-Sep-1953   Styx and Damn Yankees
Octavia Spencer
Actor
25-May-1972   The Help
Bart Starr
Football
9-Jan-1934   Green Bay Packers QB, 1956-71
Toni Tennille
Singer
8-May-1940   The Captain and Tennille
Jett Williams
Country Musician
6-Jan-1953   Daughter of Hank Williams, Sr.

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Crommelin, Jr.
Military
2-Oct-1902 2-Nov-1996 Rear Admiral, US Navy
William L. Dickinson
Politician
5-Jun-1925 31-Mar-2008 Congressman from Alabama, 1965-93
Lister Hill
Politician
29-Dec-1894 21-Dec-1984 US Senator from Alabama, 1938-69
Frank M. Johnson
Judge
30-Oct-1918 23-Jul-1999 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981-99
James T. Rapier
Politician
13-Nov-1837 31-May-1883 Congressman from Alabama, 1873-75
George Wallace
Politician
25-Aug-1919 13-Sep-1998 Governor of Alabama, crippled by assassin



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