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Sibyl Pool Letter, 1945 October 3

 File — Box: 4258.001, Folder: 8

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter from Sibyl Pool, Alabama secretary of state from 1944-1945, to Mr. E. E. Newton of Evergreen, Alabama. The letter is in response to their meeting the previous week.


  • 1945 October 3


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Biographical / Historical

Sibyl Murphree Pool, daughter of Benjamin and Annie Mae Mills Pool, was born on October 7, 1901. She graduated from Alabama College for Women (now the University of Montevallo) and then attended Livingston State Teacher's College. Pool became the director of the Marengo County Farm Bureau and secretary of the Linden Chamber of Commerce, and in 1936, while working with the Farm Bureau and Chamber, she was elected by the Marengo County Democratic Executive Committee to fill a two-year vacancy in the Alabama House of Representatives. She won re-election to full terms in 1938 and 1942. During her second full term, Governor Chauncey Sparks appointed Pool as secretary of state. In 1946, she became the first woman in Alabama history to be elected to a statewide office, carrying sixty-three of Alabama's sixty-seven counties.


From the Collection: 0.4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Combined with Wade Hall Collection of American Political Materials; formerly MSS.3752.

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266