Historic Markers Across Alabama

Governor Thomas E. Kilby

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 10th Street @ Johnston Drive in Anniston, AL
County: Calhoun
Coordinates: N 33° 39.430    W 085° 48.867
  33.65716666    -85.81445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMF77K


Outstanding local industrialist as President, Kilby Steel Company; Chairman, Board of Directors, Alabama Pipe Company; President, City National and Anniston National Banks. Served as Mayor of Anniston (1905-09); state Senator (1911-15); Lieutenant Governor (1915-19); Governor of Alabama (1919-23).

His administration as Governor of Alabama notable for sound business principles, for prison reform, for advancement and expansion of charitable institutions, and for constitutional amendments which provided state bond issues for highway and bridge development and for building the State Docks in Mobile.

Governor Kilby was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and a member of the vestry. His interment is on the hill, near fence, at Highland Cemetery.

Alabama Historical Association 2001


More information:
Encyclopedia of Alabama: Thomas E. Kilby (1919-23)
Wikipedia: Thomas Erby Kilby, Sr.

End of Governor Thomas E. Kilby