Phinizy Spalding (1930-1994), a professor of history at the University of Georgia and emerged as the nation's leading scholar on James Oglethorpe. He wrote more than twenty books, articles, and chapters about Oglethorpe and colonial Georgia. He was also an influential leader in historic preservation efforts in Athens and across Georgia. Harvey Hardaway Jackson III born February 25, 1943) is the Professor of History at Jacksonville State University. He is the author of a number of works on Alabama and Georgia histor, including The WPA Guide to 1930s Alabama and Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State.