William F. Horn Sr. (1980)
William "Fred" Horn Sr., Educator, Coach and former State Senator, of Birmingham, AL, departed this life December 7, 2018. He gave a life-time of service to his community, country and family. Fred enjoyed an illustrious career as teacher, counselor and coach at Washington Elementary, Western-Olin (now Jackson-Olin) and Parker High Schools. He retired from Birmingham City Schools as Director of Middle School Athletics. In the political realm, The Honorable William Fred Horn was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives where he served for one and one-half terms before moving to the state Senate after a special election to fill the vacated seat in District 18. Horn was in the Senate until 1994 and served on several committees, most notably as Chairman of the powerful Finance and Taxation Committee. He also remained engaged in other roles in the church and community as a youth mentor and political advisor.