Bailey Thomson Bailey Thomson, chairman and founder of ACCR, passed away Nov. 26, 2003, after suffering a heart attack. His death at the mere age of 54 left ACCR, as well as many throughout Alabama, shocked and saddened.

Not only was Bailey the state's leading fighter in constitutional reform, but he was also a father, husband, friend, teacher and writer who affected countless lives.

Though he may be gone, his passion for helping the people of Alabama lives on. The fight for reform is hard and lonely without him, but we will continue what Bailey began.
more about bailey »

Bailey's Bio

"Alabama -- A Place for Involved Citizens to Call Home"
"The Next Steps for Reform"
"Upon a Firm Foundation"
"A New Constitution for a New Alabama"

Alabama Writer
Dateline Pickens
Dateline Alabama

Bailey ThomsonTRIBUTES
Miles to Go, and a Broken Heart to Mend
Dateline Alabama, the news Website of the University of Alabama's College of Communication and Information Sciences, has compiled a collection of stories detailing Thomson's projects, as well as testimonies from friends, faculty and students.

Brief Reflections by Friends and Colleagues
Colleagues, students and friends of Thomson offer their memories.

To Soar on Eagle's Wings
Clarence Cason Award-winning historian Wayne Flint remembers the late Bailey Thomson as a quiet champion for Alabama.

What's Next for Alabama Constitution?
Thomas Corts, president of Samford University, tells how Thomson's work will continue by ACCR.

Home Rule Fitting Tribute to Thomson
Bob Blalock, editorial page editor at the Birmingham News, explains why Thomson would have wanted power returned to the counties of the state.

A True Star Has Fallen in Alabama
Dr. Roy Peter Clark, vice president and senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, remembers an Alabama hero.

From Aliceville Son to Alabama Writer: a Photo Gallery
A collection of photos of Thomson.

Rev. Kevin Cauley's Graveside Message
Rev. Cauley was Thomson's minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Dean Culpepper Clark's Eulogy
Clark is dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama, where Thomson taught journalism.

Stan Tiner's Eulogy
Tiner is editor in chief of the Sun Herald in Mississippi, and one of Thomson's former editors.

Alabama Loses One of Its Fighters
By Troy Turner of the Anniston Star.

UA Loses Professor, Activist, Mentor
By Chris Otts of the Crimson White.

Heart Attack Claims Educator and Award-Winning Journalist
By Max Smith and Jeb Schrenk of the Mobile Register.