Published on January 18, 2019 by Bill Nunnelley  
Davis Library

The Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame is now receiving nominations for the induction class of 2019. The Hall was established by the State of Alabama in 1987 to recognize men native to or identified most closely with the state of Alabama who have made significant contributions on a state, national or international scale. The Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame is housed in Davis Library at Samford University in Birmingham.

More than 80 men have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Among those honored are Wynton Malcom “Red” Blount, George Washington Carver, Braxton Bragg Comer, William Crawford Gorgas, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Thomas Wesley Martin, Admiral Raphael Semmes, Wernher Von Braun, and Jeremiah Denton, Jr.

“Those chosen are part of a distinguished roll of important figures in Alabama history, but many others also warrant recognition,” said Board Chair Richard Bailey of Montgomery. 

The nomination form and a list of the Alabama Men's Hall of Fame inductees may be found on the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame’s website.

Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee designated by the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame Board. The selection review committee’s recommendations, along with a list of all nominees, will be submitted to the full Board in April for a final vote. The formal induction ceremony luncheon is set for Sept. 17 in Birmingham. 

All nominees must have been deceased for at least two years. Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 15 and should be mailed to Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 292307, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.  For more information, contact board member Michael Morgan by telephone at (205) 726-2048 or email at

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