Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2015-01-21

The Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame seeks nominations by March 15 for its 2015 induction class.

The Hall of Fame annually recognizes men who are native Alabamians or who are closely identified with the state.  Nominees must have made significant contributions on a state, national or international scale, and have been deceased for at least two years.

Housed in Samford University’s Harwell G. Davis Library, the Hall of Fame was established by the State of Alabama in 1987.

Thus far, 73 men who represent many professions, callings, spheres of influence and generations have been honored. Baptist educator/pastor Norman Henry “John” McCrummen II and United Methodist Church minister/denominational leader Clare Purcell were honored in 2014. Previous honorees also include such notables as George Washington Carver, Thomas E. Corts, William Crawford Gorgas, Howell Heflin, Martin Luther King, Jr., Wernher Von Braun and Joseph Wheeler.

Bronze plaques recognizing all honorees are displayed on the third floor of the Samford library.

Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee and the AMHF Board of directors.  The formal induction ceremony and luncheon is held annually in September in Birmingham.

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Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2015, and mailed to Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 292307, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.  For more information, contact AMHF board executive secretary Annette Green at (205) 879-3935 or email



Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.