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Jefferson County
Alabama

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Birmingham Unknown location
  • Birmingham Arlington Antebellum Home
  • Birmingham Elmwood Cemetery
  • Birmingham Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Birmingham Maple Hill Cemetery
  • Birmingham Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Birmingham Temple Emanu-El Cemetery
  • Mountain Brook St. Lukes Episcopal Columbarium
  • Pinson Green Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Birmingham, Jefferson County,


    Arlington Antebellum Home
    Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      George G. Seibels, Jr. (1913-2000) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., July 16, 1913. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Birmingham, Ala., 1967-75; defeated, 1975; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1972; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1979-91; defeated, 1962; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1992, 1996. Episcopalian. Member, Jaycees. Played one season of professional football with Richmond in the South Atlantic Professional League. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., March 28, 2000 (age 86 years, 256 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Arlington Antebellum Home.
      Relatives: Grandson of Charles William Pettit; great-grandson of George Thomas Goldthwaite (1809-1879).
      Political family: Pettit-Goldthwaite-Seibels family of Virginia and Alabama.


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Forney Johnston (1843-1913) — also known as Joseph F. Johnston — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Lincoln County, N.C., March 23, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee), 1884; Governor of Alabama, 1896-1900; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1907-13; died in office 1913. Died August 8, 1913 (age 70 years, 138 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Forney Johnston (1879-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Oscar Wilder Underwood (1862-1929) — also known as Oscar W. Underwood — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 6, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1895-1915 (9th District 1895-1909, 7th District 1909-11, 9th District 1911-15); candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1912, 1924; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1915-27. Episcopalian. Died in Fairfax County, Va., January 25, 1929 (age 66 years, 264 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eugene Underwood and Frederica Virginia (Wilder) Underwood; grandson of Joseph Rogers Underwood (1791-1876).
      Political family: Underwood family of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Braxton Bragg Comer (1848-1927) — also known as Braxton B. Comer — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Old Spring Hill, Barbour County, Ala., November 7, 1848. Democrat. Farmer; miller; cotton manufacturer; Governor of Alabama, 1907-11; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1920. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., August 15, 1927 (age 78 years, 281 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Fletcher Comer and Catherine Lucinda (Drewry) Comer; married, October 1, 1872, to Eva J. Harris; father of Sallie B. Comer (who married Frank Holland Lathrop (1851-?) and James Henderson Blount, Jr.).
      Political family: Blount-Comer family of Georgia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Francis Shelley White (1847-1922) — also known as Frank S. White — of West Point, Clay County, Miss.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Prairie Point, Noxubee County, Miss., March 13, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1875, 1882-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1900, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1914-15. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., August 1, 1922 (age 75 years, 141 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Octavia Anna Collins.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Russell McWhorter Cunningham (1855-1921) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Mt. Hope, Lawrence County, Ala., August 25, 1855. Democrat. Physician; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1880-81; member of Alabama state senate, 1896-1900; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1903-07; Governor of Alabama, 1904-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died June 6, 1921 (age 65 years, 285 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Winslow Cunningham and Nancy Caroline (Russell) Cunningham; married 1876 to Miss S. L. Moore; married to Annie Taylor.
      George Huddleston (1869-1960) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born near Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., November 11, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1915-37. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; United Spanish War Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died February 29, 1960 (age 90 years, 110 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Franklin Huddleston and Nancy (Sherrill) Huddleston; married 1917 to Bertha L. Baxley; father of George Huddleston, Jr. (1920-1971).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Henry Denson (1846-1906) — also known as William H. Denson — of Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala. Born in Uchee, Russell County, Ala., March 4, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1876; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1885-89; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1885-89; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1893-95. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., September 26, 1906 (age 60 years, 206 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Augustus Russel Denson (1812-1871) and Elizabeth (Ivey) Denson (1819-1899); brother of Nimrod Davis Denson (1856-1927); uncle of Nimrod Davis Denson, Jr.; granduncle of John Vernon Denson II; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Crawford Denson.
      Political family: Denson family of Opelika, Alabama.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Huddleston, Jr. (1920-1971) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., March 19, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1955-65 (9th District 1955-63, at-large 1963-65). Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; American Legion. Died in Washington, D.C., September 14, 1971 (age 51 years, 179 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Huddleston (1869-1960) and Bertha Baxley Huddleston; married to Alice Jeanne Haworth.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Luther Patrick (1894-1957) — of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born near Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., January 23, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; radio commentator; U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1937-43, 1945-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Eagles; Lions. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., May 26, 1957 (age 63 years, 123 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Marion Patrick and Nancy Lucretia (Cobbs) Patrick; married, March 31, 1918, to Pearl McPherson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Theophilus Eugene Connor (1897-1973) — also known as Bull Connor — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., July 11, 1897. Democrat. Sports reporter on Birmingham radio; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1935-37; Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety, 1936-52, 1956-63; candidate in primary for Governor of Alabama, 1940, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; arrested on December 26, 1951, on being found having a tryst in a hotel room with his secretary, Christina Brown; convicted of adultery, fined and sentenced to jail, but the conviction was overturned in 1952; member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1960-63; an ardent white supremacist; his use of police dogs and fire hoses against civil rights demonstrators in 1962-63 provoked national outrage; candidate for mayor of Birmingham, Ala., 1963. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., March 10, 1973 (age 75 years, 242 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hugh King Connor Connor and Molly (Godwin) Connor; married 1920 to Beara Levens.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clarence William Allgood (1902-1991) — also known as Clarence W. Allgood — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., September 12, 1902. Lawyer; trustee, Crippled Children's Hospital; counsel, American Hospital Association; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1961-73; took senior status 1973. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association; Elks; Blue Key; Civitan. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., November 30, 1991 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Venable Allgood and Patricia (Robertson) Allgood; married, June 27, 1927, to Marie Maxwell; cousin *** of Miles Clayton Allgood (1878-1977).
      See also federal judicial profile
      Sydney Johnston Bowie (1865-1928) — also known as Sydney J. Bowie — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala.; Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., July 26, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1894-1900; chair of Talladega County Democratic Party, 1896-99; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920 (delegation chair); automobile dealer; director, First National Bank of Talladega; American Trust and Savings Bank; Industrial Savings Bank. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., May 7, 1928 (age 62 years, 286 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew W. Bowie and Nannie McHenry (Bowdon) Bowie; married, April 29, 1891, to Annie Foster Etheridge; nephew of Franklin Welsh Bowdon (1817-1857).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jesse Francis Stallings (1856-1928) — also known as Jesse F. Stallings — of Greenville, Butler County, Ala. Born near Manningham, Butler County, Ala., April 4, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1893-1901; president, Lincoln Reserve Life Insurance Co., 1912-28. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., March 18, 1928 (age 71 years, 349 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Parks Newsome (1893-1961) — also known as John P. Newsome — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., February 13, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1943-45. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., November 10, 1961 (age 68 years, 270 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert Lee Smith, Jr. (1931-1997) — also known as Albert L. Smith, Jr. — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., August 31, 1931. Republican. Insurance agent; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1981-83; defeated, 1978, 1982; candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1984. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., August 12, 1997 (age 65 years, 346 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Truman Heminway Aldrich (1848-1932) — also known as Truman H. Aldrich — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., October 17, 1848. Republican. Banker; mining engineer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1896-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1904; postmaster at Birmingham, Ala., 1911-15. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., April 28, 1932 (age 83 years, 194 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William F. Aldrich; brother of William Farrington Aldrich (1853-1925).
      Political family: Aldrich family of Birmingham, Alabama.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Lafayette Anderton (c.1887-1955) — Born about 1887. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1926. Baptist. Member of the "dry" faction which advocated alcohol prohibition; his slogan was "Drier than talcum powder in the Sahara desert.". Died in 1955 (age about 68 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Campaign slogan: "Drier than talcum powder in the Sahara desert."
      Art Hanes, Sr. (1916-1997) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., October 19, 1916. Commission president of Birmingham, Alabama, 1961-63. In December 1962, ordered that all city parks be closed, rather than allowing them to be desegregated. Died May 8, 1997 (age 80 years, 201 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      William Armstrong Percy (1863-1912) — also known as William A. Percy — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., January 24, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1904, 1912. Episcopalian. Died, from Bright's disease, in the Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 22, 1912 (age 49 years, 119 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Alexander Percy (1834-1888) and Nancy Irwin 'Nannie' (Armstrong) Percy (1835-1897); brother of Le Roy Percy (1860-1929); married 1891 to Lottie Galloway (1862-1901); married to Caroline Yarborough (1885-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Besie Beddow (1893-1975) — also known as Marietta Margaret MacLeod; Mrs. Roderick Beddow — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born February 27, 1893. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936. Female. Died July 1, 1975 (age 82 years, 124 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Arthur D. Shores (1904-1996) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born September 25, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1968, 1972 (alternate). Died December 16, 1996 (age 92 years, 82 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Martin Mortimer Baldwin (b. 1873) — of Alabama. Born in Fitzpatrick, Bullock County, Ala., August 26, 1873. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1900-01; state court judge in Alabama, 1906. Episcopalian. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Frank Bainbridge — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Pattie Ruffner Jacobs — also known as Mrs. Solon Jacobs — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1920; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large, 1933. Female. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.


    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Rufus Willis Cobb (1829-1913) — of Alabama. Born February 25, 1829. Governor of Alabama, 1878-82. Died November 26, 1913 (age 84 years, 274 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.


    Maple Hill Cemetery
    Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      William Smith (1762-1840) — of Yorkville, York District (now York, York County), S.C. Born in South Carolina, 1762. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state senate, 1803; state court judge in South Carolina, 1808; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1816-23, 1826-31; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1824; received 7 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1828; received 23 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1836; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1836. Died June 26, 1840 (age about 77 years). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    1120 North 19th Street
    Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1977
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Harwell Henley (1843-1873) — also known as Robert Henley — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Demopolis, Marengo County, Ala., January 20, 1843. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; mayor of Birmingham, Ala., 1871-73; appointed 1871; died in office 1873. Died in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., April 22, 1873 (age 30 years, 92 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Woodson Henley and Evelina Thomas (Harwell) Henley; married, May 22, 1866, to Amelia 'Meta' Peters (1847-1874).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Murray Dixon (1892-1965) — also known as Frank M. Dixon — of Alabama. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., July 25, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; injured during the war and lost his right leg; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large, 1933; Governor of Alabama, 1939-43; defeated in primary, 1934. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., October 11, 1965 (age 73 years, 78 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      William Hugh Smith (1826-1899) — also known as William H. Smith — of Wedowee, Randolph County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Fayette County, Ga., April 26, 1826. Republican. Governor of Alabama, 1868-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1876, 1880, 1892; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1880-85; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1880-85. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., January 1, 1899 (age 72 years, 250 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jeptha Vinen Smith and Nancy Campbell (Dickson) Smith (1802-1894); brother of Dallas Burton Smith (1844-1913); married to Lucy Wortham (1826-1908); uncle of Dallas Burton Smith (1883-1936); grandson of David Dickson.
      Political family: Smith family of Opelika, Alabama.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Goldsmith Whitehouse Hewitt (1834-1895) — also known as Goldsmith W. Hewitt — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Elyton (now part of Birmingham), Jefferson County, Ala., February 14, 1834. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1870-71, 1886-88; member of Alabama state senate, 1872-74; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1875-79, 1881-85. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., May 27, 1895 (age 61 years, 102 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of William Cochrane Fitts (1866-1954).
      Political family: Ryan family of Albion and New York City, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Oscar Richard Hundley (1855-1921) — also known as Oscar R. Hundley — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Limestone County, Ala., October 30, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; division counsel, Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, 1884-1907; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1887-90; member of Alabama state senate, 1891-98; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1896; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1904; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1907-09; resigned 1909; president and general counsel, Sun Life Insurance Company, Birmingham, Ala., 1913. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., December 22, 1921 (age 66 years, 53 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Orville M. Hundley and Mary E. Hundley; married, June 24, 1897, to Bossie O'Brien.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Cochrane Fitts (1866-1954) — also known as William C. Fitts — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born January 29, 1866. Lawyer; Alabama state attorney general, 1894-98; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901. Died in Washington, D.C., February 26, 1954 (age 88 years, 28 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Goldsmith Whitehouse Hewitt (1834-1895); son of Philip Augustus Fitts and Sophia Holland (Cochrane) Fitts; father-in-law of Bernard Ryan, Sr.; grandfather of William Fitts Ryan.
      Political family: Ryan family of Albion and New York City, New York.


    Temple Emanu-El Cemetery
    Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Simon Klotz (1855-1941) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Nancy, France, December 16, 1855. Consular Agent for France in Birmingham, Ala., 1894-1935. Jewish. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., June 17, 1941 (age 85 years, 183 days). Interment at Temple Emanu-El Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Klotz and Miriam Klotz; married to Camille Caheen (1862-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Lukes Episcopal Columbarium
    Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Smith Vance (1931-1989) — also known as Bob Vance — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., May 10, 1931. Democrat. Lawyer; Alabama Democratic state chair, 1966-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1968, 1972 (alternate); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1977-81; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1981-89; died in office 1989. Assassinated by way of a mail bomb, in Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Ala., December 16, 1989 (age 58 years, 220 days). Walter Leroy Moody, Jr., who sent the bomb, was convicted of murder, sentenced to death, and executed in 2018. Cremated; ashes interred at St. Lukes Episcopal Columbarium.
      Relatives: Son of Harrell Taylor Vance (1897-1963) and Mae (Smith) Vance (1897-1951); married to Helen Vance (1934-2010).
      The Robert S. Vance Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (built 1921, named 1990), in Birmingham, Alabama, is named for him.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Helen Vance (1934-2010) — also known as Helen Hauk Rainey; Mrs. Bob Vance — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., February 7, 1934. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1968; in December 1989, she was seriously injured by the explosion of a mail bomb which killed her husband. Female. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., October 18, 2010 (age 76 years, 253 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Lukes Episcopal Columbarium.
      Relatives: Married to Robert Smith Vance (1931-1989).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Green Cemetery
    Pinson, Jefferson County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Haughey (1826-1869) — of Elyton (now part of Birmingham), Jefferson County, Ala.; Decatur, Morgan County, Ala. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1826. Republican. Physician; surgeon; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1867; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1868-69. While making a political speech, he was assaulted by A. B. Collins, who shot and mortally wounded him; he died six days later, in Courtland, Lawrence County, Ala., August 5, 1869 (age about 43 years). Interment at Green Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


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