|36th Governor of Alabama|
January 20, 1919 – January 15, 1923
|Lieutenant||Nathan L. Miller|
|Preceded by||Charles Henderson|
|Succeeded by||William W. Brandon|
|8th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama|
January 18, 1915 – January 20, 1919
|Preceded by||Walter D. Seed Sr.|
|Succeeded by||Nathan L. Miller|
|Member of the Alabama Senate|
|Born||July 9, 1865|
|Died||October 22, 1943 (aged 78)|
|Resting place||Highland Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth Clark|
Kilby was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, and was educated in public schools. In 1887, he was an agent for the Georgia-Pacific Railroad in Anniston, Alabama. He became a successful businessman in the industrial and banking business.
Kilby served as Lieutenant Governor of Alabama from 1915 to 1919, and as Governor of Alabama from 1919 to 1923
In 1920, Kilby arbitrated the settlement of the lengthy and violent 1920 Alabama coal strike, ruling clearly against the demands of the United Mine Workers of America. The Child Welfare Department was created in 1919 during Kirby's governorship.
Kilby married Mary Elizabeth Clark on June 5, 1894. They had three children.
Death and legacy
Kilby died on October 22, 1943 in Anniston, Alabama at the age of 78. He is buried at Highland Cemetery in Anniston.
The old Kilby Prison and the current Kilby Correctional Facility are both named for Thomas Kilby.
- "Thomas Erby Kilby". Alabama Department of Archives & History. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
- "Thomas E. Kilby (1919-23)". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
- "Alabama Centennial Half Dollar". The Coin Site. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
- "Thomas E. Kilby in Local and State Government". AbeBooks. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
- Biography courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives
- Thomas Erby Kilby at Find a Grave
- Encyclopedia of Alabama
Walter D. Seed Sr.
| Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Nathan L. Miller
| Governor of Alabama
William W. Brandon
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