Montgomery, Ala., May 21, 1901.

In compliance with the terms of an Act entitled “An Act to Revise and Amend the Constitution of the State of Alabama,” approved December 11th, 1900, there assembled in the Hall of the House of Representatives in the Capitol in the city of Montgomery on this, May 21st, 1901, at 12 o’clock noon meridian, a Convention, composed of duly elected and accredited representatives of the people of Alabama, for the purpose indicated in said Act. Hon. Thomas N. McClellan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama., as directed by the enabling act, called the Assembly to order promptly at the noon hour, and appointed the Secretary of State, Hon. Robert P. Mc David, to act as Secretary of the temporary organization.

The Chief Justice referred the attention of the members to the Act providing for the organization of the Convention, and from a list of duly elected delegates, which had been certified to him by the Secretary of State, he called the names of the members, all of whom came forward and enrolled themselves as follows:

Messrs. D. C. Almon

D. S. Bethune,

W. A. Altman

Samuel Blackwell,

John T. Ashcraft

B. Boykin Boone,

Wm. H. Banks

Leslie E. Brooks,

J. H. Barefield

Cecil Browne,

W. H. Bartlett

Thos. L. Bulger,

J. Robert Beavers

John D. Burnett,

C. P. Beddow

John F. Burns,




John A. Byars

W. P: Howell,

H. W. Cardon

A. C: Howze,

A. H. Carmichael

W. B. Inge,

M. S. Carmichael

E. C. Jackson,

G. H. Carnathon

Samuel C. Jenkins,

D. C. Case

John C. Jones,

Reuben Chapman

James McLean Jones,

James E. Cobb

Richard C. Jones,

W. T. L. Cofer

Thomas G. Jones,

E. W. Coleman

John J. King,

Thomas W. Coleman

James T.  Kirk,

Thomas J. Cornwell

IV. W. Kirkland,

B. H.  Craig

Wm. N. Knight,

R. M. Cunningham

John B. Knox,

Herbert T. Davis

R. B. Kyle,

John A. Davis

E. W. Ledbetter,

S. H. Dent

Lawrence W. Locklin,

Edw. W. deGraffenried

Tennent Lomax,

J. B. Duke

J. Lee Long,

B. T. Eley

T. L. Long,


John C. Eyster

Robert J. Lowe,

T. M. Espy

W. T. Lowe,

Chas. W. Ferguson

Gordon Macdonald,

Wm. C. Fitts

Lee McMillan,

A. S. Fletcher

Geo. H. Malone,

J. M. Foshee

J. T. Martin,

J. M. Foster

J. C. Maxwell,

Newman H. Freeman

A. H. Merrill,

John A. Gilmore

Charles H. Miller,

W. F. Glover

Joseph N. Miller,

Edward A. Graham

Milo Moody,

Joseph B. Graham

E. R. Morrisette,

L. W.  Grant

W. O. Mulkey,

John W. Grayson

Joel D. Murphree,

Charles H. Greer

C. C. NeSmith,

L.F. Greer

J. D. Norman,

C. L. Haley

Norvelle, R. Leigh, Jr.

William A. Handley

Joseph Norwood,

Geo. P. Harrison

Wm. C. Oates,

John T. Heflin

Emmet O’Neal,

J. Thomas Heflin

John W. O’Neill,

J. C. Henderson

Henry Opp,

Evans Hinson

Rufus A. O’Rear,

P. W. Hodges

Dabney Palmer,

O. R. Hood

George H. Parker,



John H. Parker

Morgan M. Smith

James P. Pearce

Michael Sollie

Erle Pettus

George A. Sorrell.

E. A. Phillips

N. B. Spears

Harry Pillans

Robert E. Spragins

P. H. Pitt

J. H. Stewart

John H. Porter

S. L. Studdard

John F. Porter

W. H. Tayloe

John F. Proctor

J. F. Thompson

Henry Fontaine Reese

Watkins. M. Vaughan.

N. P. Renfro

Boswell G. Waddell.

Lewis H. Reynolds

Richard W. Walker

R. J. Reynolds

Thomas H. Watts

J. J. Robinson

John B. Weakley

John A. Rogers

James Weatherly

C. J. Rogers Sr.

Frank S. White

Wm. H. Samford

W. W. Whiteside

W. T. Sanders

E. D. Willet

John W. A. Sanford

A. E. Williams

George A. Searcy

Gesner Williams

Henry C. Selheimer

Jere N. Williams

J. O. Sentell

E. P. Wilson

J. B. Sloan

Massey Wilson

Gregory L. Smith

James J. Winn.

Mac A.. Smith

The Chief Justice then administered the following oath to the whole body, standing, it being in the language of the oath presented in the Enabling Act, to wit:

“I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and I will honestly and faithfully perform the duties which are now to devolve on me as a delegate of this Convention, so help me God.”

Upon motion of Mr. Harrison, of Lee, the Convention then adjourned until 11. o’clock A. M. on tomorrow.