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Howell Thomas Heflin

Twenty-Forth Chief Justice

— 1971-1977 —

 
 
Howell Thomas Heflin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
1. Howell Thomas Heflin Marker
Inscription.  A native of Tuscumbia, he was the son of Reverend Marvin R. Heflin and Louise D. Strudwick Heflin. He was a graduate of Colbert County High School, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of Alabama School of Law. He was a past President of the Alabama State Bar. He was the first recipient of the Daniel J. Meador Award given by the University of Alabama School of Law.

In 1973, he received the distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Alabama and Birmingham Southern College and the Herbert Lincoln Harley Award of the American Judicature Society. In 1974, he was elected to the Alabama Academy of Honor and selected as “1975 ABA Citizen of the Year” by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, was wounded twice, and awarded the Silver Star Medal. He served on the faculty of the University of Alabama and Florence State University, and was very active in improving public education. Following his service in the Alabama Supreme Court, he served three terms in the United States Senate.

Howell Heflin married the former Elizabeth Ann Carmichael, of Tuscumbia,
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and they had one son, Howell Thomas (Tom) Heflin, Jr.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1973.
 
Location. 32° 22.679′ N, 86° 18.193′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dexter Avenue and North Decatur Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Edwin Livingston (here, next to this marker); Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby (here, next to this marker); Lucien Dunbibben Gardner (a few steps from this marker); History of the Alabama State Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Coggswell Farley / Montgomery's First Election (within shouting distance of this marker); Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Howell Thomas Heflin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
2. Howell Thomas Heflin Marker
Close-up view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
3. Close-up view
Dexter Ave Bldg Courtyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
4. Dexter Ave Bldg Courtyard
Associate Justices image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
5. Associate Justices
Timeline image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
6. Timeline
RSA Dexter Avenue Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
7. RSA Dexter Avenue Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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