1921~2005Howell Thomas Heflin retired from a lifetime of distinguished public service in 1997, having served Alabama in the U.S. Senate for three consecutive terms. There he was known as a national leader on judicial, agricultural, defense, and space issues. As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1971 to 1977, he modernized the state's court system. Heflin was a Marine Corps officer during World War II, attaining the rank of major and awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Howell T. Heflin's legacy ~ his words, life, character, and progressive leadership ~ serves as a compass for leaders seeking racial reconciliation and harmony on Alabama and the nation.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 435588 N 3843737|
|Decimal Degrees||34.73370000, -87.70358333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 44.022', W 87° 42.215'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 44' 1.32" N, 87° 42' 12.90" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 247-299 N Main St, Tuscumbia AL 35674, US|
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