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Thomas Erby Kilby


Born in Lebanon, Tennessee. Married Mary Elizabeth Clark June 5, 1894. They had two children.

President of Kilby Steel Company. Mayor of Anniston 1905 to 1909. Elected to the Alabama Senate 1911 to 1915. Served as Lieutenant Governor of Alabama 1915 to 1919. Governor of Alabama 1919 to 1923. During his administration a new prison was built and named Kilby Prison. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

He died at home at Anniston, Alabama.

Kilby appears, in violation of the law forbidding portrayal of living persons on coins, on the Alabama Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar struck in 1921. Design was by Laura Gardin Fraser.

bio: ApCAB; WWWA-2

obit: NUM 56 Dec 1943 page 1018

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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