Citizens Committee for Merger

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The Citizens Committee for Merger was a civic group formed by several area business leaders to promote votes in Homewood and Mountain Brook for merging into the City of Birmingham in 1959.

The committee was chaired by developer Robert Jemison Jr. A full-page advertisement that it ran in local papers was co-signed by Claude Lawson of U.S. Pipe, Elbert Jemison of Jemison Realty, William Engel of Engel Realty Co., Clarence Hanson Jr of The Birmingham News, Robert Montgomery of Montgomery Real Estate Co., Edward Norton of Coosa River Newsprint Co., and Sidney Smyer of the Birmingham Realty Company.