On This Day In Alabama History: Naturalist Was Married

| July 10, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Professor, geologist and naturalist Eugene Allen Smith on this day married Jane Meredith Garland, the daughter of the president of the University of Alabama. Smith had come to the university the previous year as a 30-year-old professor of agricultural chemistry and mineralogy. He would devote his energies to the UA symphony, building the library collection and helping begin the athletics program.

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