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Jemison History

Business Hall of Fame
Elbert S. Jemison
Elbert S. Jemison, Jr.
Jemison Mansion
Mary Jemison
Robert Jemison, Jr.
Science Hall of Fame
Sports Hall of Fame
William Jemison
William T. Van de Graaff

Sports Hall of Fame


Outstanding Leader

Born October 27, 1895, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He played football at the University of Alabama from 1912 to 1915. He is the grand son of the Robert Jemison, Jr. a renowned Confederate Senator. He was the first Southerner to be named All-American by Parke Davis and by Walter Camp in 1915. He was a punter, a kicker, and a tackle of high regard. He went to West Point and after World War I, "Bully" coached for Xen Scott and Wallace Wade. He went to Colorado College as head football coach in 1926 and stayed through 1939. Then he went on to a distinguished army career and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He passed away April 26, 1977, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Birmingham Businessman

Born October 27, 1920, Birmingham, Alabama. Elbert S. Jemison, Jr. is one of the most celebrated golfers in Alabama history. His amateur competitive career spans over fifty years. Scholastic golf a Sewanee Military Academy 1938-40; University of Virginia 1940-41; University of Alabama 1946-47. Twice winner back to back of both Alabama Amateur 1957-58, and Alabama Senior Amateur 1976-77 championships. Winner of over fifty tournaments. Nationally known golf administrator. Past president of Birmingham Golf, Alabama Golf, Southern Gold, and Alabama Seniors Golf Associations. Former Officer U.S. Golf Association. Numerous Awards for service to Golf. Captain, infantry, WWII, Europe. Awarded Combat Infantryman Badge, and Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. 

He served eight years on the United States Golf Association (USGA) Executive Committee, governing body of American Golf.  Enlisting the assistance of President Ford and golfing legend, Arnold Palmer, he helped establish the USGA's Associates (non-members) program, which shored up USGA finances.

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