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Glen Browder Papers

Identifier: MSS-4261

Scope and Contents

The Glen Browder Papers document the political career and activities of Glen Browder as a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives (1983-1986), Secretary of State of Alabama (1987-1989), and member of the United States House of Representatives (1989-1997). The collection includes political papers, congressional correspondence, legislative bills and reports, committee reports and hearings, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. In addition to the professional papers the collection includes high school memorabilia and yearbooks, papers from Browder’s college teaching career, and business papers prior to the start of his political career.


  • 1961 - 2006

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Biographical / Historical

Glen Browder was born in Sumter, South Carolina in 1943. He graduated from Presbyterian College in 1965 and Emory University with both his Master of Arts and Ph. D. in political science in 1971. He was a professor of political science and faculty member at Jacksonville State University from 1971 to 1987. He was the president of Data Associates in Anniston, Alabama from 1978 to 1987, working with candidates for public office. Browder served as a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives (1983-1986), Secretary of State of Alabama (1987-1989), and member of the United States House of Representatives (1989-1997). While serving in the United States House of Representatives, Browder successfully delayed the closure of Fort McClellan, an Army base within his district, that ultimately closed in 1995. He served on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Budget Committee. He advocated for veterans, especially those suffering from medical issues due to their deployment during the Gulf War (1990-1991). After an unsuccessful Senate campaign, Browder accepted an academic position in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School as a distinguished visiting professor. He returned to Jacksonville State University and in 2005 retired as Emeritus Professor of American Democracy.


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Guide to Glen Browder Papers
Finding aid created by Jessica Rayman, October 2019; updated by Emily Miller, September 2022; updated by Kendall Hallberg, February 2023.
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Repository Details

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Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266