Aldrich Gunn

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Aldrich Gunn Jr (born c. 1928; died April 2014) was a postal worker, neighborhood activist, and Birmingham City Council representative.

Gunn served in the US Army during the Korean War and was discharged in 1952. He married the former Ann Brotham of North Birmingham. Beginning in 1953 they attended Fred Shuttlesworth's Bethel Baptist Church in Collegeville, and he was elected a deacon. He joined the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and helped Shuttlesworth organize public demonstrations during the Civil Rights Movement.

Gunn attended Miles College and graduated from Booker T. Washington Business College. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was active in numerous civic organizations, including Birmingham's Citizen Participation Program. His efforts helped to establish W. C. Patton Park in East Birmingham.

Gunn was elected to represent Birmingham City Council District 4 in the 1989 Birmingham City Council election, the first to be conducted district by district.

In 1999 a section of U.S. Highway 79 from the intersection of 10th Avenue and 40th Street North to the Tarrant city limits was renamed "Aldrich Gunn, Jr Highway".

In the 2001 Birmingham City Council election Gunn was defeated by challenger Gwen Sykes.

Gunn died in 2014.

Preceded by:
at large
Birmingham City Council District 4
Succeeded by:
Gwen Sykes