The late Howell Heflin was inducted into the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame last month. The Tuscumbia native, who died in 2005, served 18 years with distinction in the U.S. Senate. He was described at the induction ceremony as a judge, statesman and patriot. The Hall of Fame recognizes men from Alabama who made significant contributions on a state, national or international level.
Howell Heflin was an outstanding trial lawyer who went on to become Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court before being elected to the U.S. Senate. As Chief Justice, he helped pass the Judicial Article of 1973, which is the only major revision thus far to the Alabama Constitution. Howell Heflin was a great Alabamian and a good man.
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