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Fab 40: Honorable Mentions

Crichton LeprechaunIn March 2006, the Crichton Leprechaun, also sadly known as the Mobile Leprechaun, was supposedly spotted in a tree in a neighborhood near I-65. The...

Fab 40: Albert Murray

Jazz Critic, Novelist, PhilanthropistAlbert L. Murray graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1939, then received an M.A. from New York University. He began his writing career...

Fab 40

The Gulf Coast area has changed tremendously in 40 years. What we all remember most, however, are people - the visionaries, preservationists, pioneers and the...

Fab 40: Bill Yeager

Ad Executive and Political GURUThe late William N. Yeager Jr. was a dynamic man whose mind worked even faster than his body. His experience spanned 50 years as a...

Fab 40: The Mitchell Family

Philanthropists and FinanciersThe Mitchell brothers, Abraham and Mayer, and Mayer’s wife, Arlene, have donated millions to fund education, medical and business institutions in the...

Fab 40: Sam Jones and Jack Miller Jr.

Sam JonesMayor and Community LeaderMobile’s first African-American mayor won his election with promises to increase safety, provide efficient government, support historic preservation and bring job-creating businesses to...

Fab 40: Danny Sheridan, Eugene Walter and Linda Zoghby

Danny SheridanSports Analyst and HandicapperDanny Sheridan has been involved with sports and the sports promotion business for more than 35 years. A Mobile native and graduate of the University...

Fab 40: Bob Hope and Jimmy Lyons

Bob Hope and Jimmy LyonsState Docks and Maritime Specialists Bob Hope, not to be confused with the TV and film star, became director of the Alabama State...

Fab 40: Alexis Herman and Arthur Holk

Alexis HermanSecretary of LaborAt age 39, President Jimmy Carter appointed the Mobile native as director of the Labor Department’s Women’s Bureau. On May 1, 1997, Herman...

Fab 40: David Bronner and Tim Cook

David BronnerInvestor and DeveloperIowa-born David George Bronner is chief executive officer of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. In 1971, Bronner earned a law degree from the University of...

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