People of Interest

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People of Interest

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Images and information about people who have contributed to the history of Tuscaloosa and West Alabama. People of interest from Northport are found in the Northport Collection.

The images are arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the person. Groups of people are at the end of the collection.

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Items in the People of Interest Collection

Carl W. Albright, Jr., 1944-1997
Carl Albright lived a life of meaning, commitment, and service - and excellence marked all of his endeavors. From home life to the workplace, from the church to the courtroom, from the chamber of commerce to the boy scouts, from giving to encouraging…

James B. Allen, 1913-1978
James Browning Allen, of Gadsden, was born December 28, 1912, son of George C. and Mary Ethel (Browning) Allen, the former an attorney of the firm Dortch, Martin, and Allen, of Gadsden, and serving one term in the State Legislature, 1931-1935. Mr.…

John G. Allen
John G. Allen was plant manager at BF Goodrich.

Thomas B. Allen, 1850 - ?
Thomas B. Allen was the second president of the Allen & Jemison Company, after William. C. Jemison.

Allen was born in Hale County, the son of Samuel B. and Lucy M. Gray Allen. He attended the Green Springs School under the noted educator, Dr.…

Robert N. Almon Sr., 1933-2014
Robert N. Almon Sr. was the founder and longtime head of the engineering firm Almon & Associates. During a career that spanned decades, Almon planned and helped implement Tuscaloosa's first sewage collection system, the widening of 15th Street from a…

Benjamin H. Barnes
Fifty years ago, the construction of the Benjamin Barnes Branch of the YMCA began on 18th Street in Tuscaloosa.

The branch was named after Tuscaloosa educator, Benjamin H. Barnes.

Barnes was educated under Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee…

Jeremiah Barnes
Jeremiah Barnes was a veteran school master of Tuscaloosa who was described as vigorous and active, in body and in mind. As a school teacher, he was cheerful and optimistic for himself and his people..

Born a slave on the farm of Judge Washington…

W. Tandy Barrett, 1901-1992
Colonel W. Tandy Barrett (1901-1992) was an influential Tuscaloosa businessman and devoted patriot.
He was best known around the community for his many positions of civic leadership within the Tuscaloosa Industrial Development Board, Tuscaloosa…

Norman Bassett Sr., 1917-1982
Norman H. Bassett Sr. worked in the news business for nearly forty years before retiring in 1979. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1940 with an AB degree in journalism and political science.
Bassett is best known in the community for…

Eugene Beauharnais Beaumont Jr., 1868-1923
The University of Alabama's first football coach was Eugene "E.B." Beaumont Jr., who is wearing a bowler hat in the photograph.

Beaumont was born on a military post at Fort McKavett, Texas, son of Army Lt. Col. Eugene Beauharnais Beaumont Sr. and…