Howell Thomas Heflin

Howell Thomas Heflin (HM1BAN)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36130 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.679', W 86° 18.193'

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Twenty-Forth Chief Justice

— 1971-1977 —

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, and they had one son, Howell Thomas (Tom) Heflin, Jr.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565544 N 3582546
Decimal Degrees32.37798333, -86.30321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.679', W 86° 18.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 40.74" N, 86° 18' 11.58" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 445 Dexter Ave, Montgomery AL 36130, US
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