Myron Sasser

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Myron Sasser

Myron Jackson Sasser (born July 14, 1927 in Alexander City, Tallapoosa County; died April 26, 2016 in Peachtree Corners, Georgia) was Director of Buildings and Inspections for the City of Birmingham from 1952 to 1982.

Sasser was the son of Joseph Sibley and Geraldine Cotton Sasser of Alexander City. He graduated from Benjamin Russell High School in 1944 and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in Germany until his discharge, with the rank of Sergeant, in 1945. He earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn in 1950. He married the former Carolyn Welch on May 18, 1951, just before re-enlisting in the U.S. Air Force for service in the Korean War. He was discharged in 1952 as a Lieutenant and moved to Birmingham to serve as the city's building inspector.

Over the course of his 30-year career with the city, Sasser served on the board of trustees for Underwriters' Laboratories, and also served a term as president of the Southern Building Code Congress, where he helped merge its model code with others to become the International Building Code.

Sasser was a 32nd degree Master Mason (Scottish Rite) and served as Director of the Degree Team for Zamora Shrine Temple. He was a member of the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club and Mountain Brook Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and chair of the building committee.

Sasser died in 2016. He was survived by two daughters and two grandchildren. He is interred at Forest Crest Cemetery in Irondale.