Durham, Walter T.

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DURHAM, Walter T.

DURHAM, Walter T. American, b. 1924. Genres: Local history/Rural topics. Career: Durham Manufacturing Co. Inc., partner, 1948-73, chairperson, 1973-. Gallatin Aluminum Products Co. Inc., cofounder, treasurer, 1958-63, president, 1963-73. On boards and commissions. Tennessee Library Advisory Council, chairperson, 1991-93; White House Conference on Library and Information Services, member of task force, 1991-. Publications: The Great Leap Westward: A History of Sumner County, Tennessee, from Its Beginnings to 1805, 1969; Old Sumner: A History of Sumner County, Tennessee, from 1805 to 1861, 1972; A College for This Community, 1974; Daniel Smith, Frontier Statesman, 1976; The Building Supply Dealer in Tennessee: A History of the Tennessee Building Material Association, 1925-1976, 1976; James Winchester, Tennessee Pioneer, 1979; Rebellion Revisited: A History of Sumner County, Tennessee, from 1861 to 1870, 1982; Nashville, the Occupied City: The First Seventeen Months-February 16, 1862 to June 30, 1863, 1985; (with J.W. Thomas) A Pictorial History of Sumner County, Tennessee, 1796-1986, 1986; Reluctant Partners: Nashville and the Union, July 1, 1863 to June 30, 1865, 1987; Before Tennessee: The Southwest Territory, 1790-1796, 1990; Wynnewood, Bledsoe's Lick, Castalian Springs, Tennessee, 1994; (with T. and J.F. Creasy) A Celebration of Houses Built before 1900 in Sumner County, Tennessee, 1996; Volunteer Forty-Niners: Tennessee and the California Gold Rush, 1997. Contributor to books and history journals. Address: 1010 Durham Dr., Gallatin, TN 37066, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]