J. D. Weeks

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J. D. Weeks (born April 12, 1937) is a retired health worker, postcard collector and author.

Weeks is a 1951 graduate of North Birmingham School. After high school, he started working with the Jefferson County Department of Health as an environmentalist in 1965, then became a disease control specialist, and retired as a Senior Administrative Analyst for Health Center Administration in 1994. He earned his bachelor of arts (1979) and master of public administration (1981) from UAB and a doctorate in public administration at the University of Alabama (1993).

Since retirement, Weeks has been active in the Association of Retired Health Workers of Jefferson County, serving as president in 1996 and the North Jefferson Chapter of the Association of Retired State Employees of Alabama, serving as president from 1996 to 2002. He is also a member of the Gardendale Library board, a tribal council member of the Cherokees of Northeast Alabama, has served as a docent at Vulcan Park and on the Gardendale Historical Society as well as numerous geneological societies around the state.

An avid postcard collector, Weeks published his first book, Birmingham: A Postcard Tour, in 1999, which has gone into several printings. A follow-up, Birmingham: Then and Now was published in 2007. He has also authored a book on Panama City, Florida.

Weeks had three children from a marriage that ended in 1974. He currently has ten grandchildren.



  • Martin, Wayne (April 11, 2007) "Local man's book looks at Birmingham's history." The Birmingham News
  • Crenshaw, Solomon Jr (December 12, 2019) "Gardendale Resident Amasses 40,000 Postcards of Birmingham, Jeffco." The Birmingham Times

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