Alabama Academy of Honor

Guy Hunt

The following biographical sketch was compiled at the time of induction into the Academy in 1987.

Guy Hunt came into this world on June 17, 1933, at Holly Pond in Cullman County, Alabama. His experience of having been raised on a farm has been of invaluable assistance to him all through life.

As a youngster, he evidenced signs of leadership by having been elected President of the Future Farmers of America in both Holly Pond and Cullman County.

Guy Hunt graduated from Holly Pond High School in 1950. During his high school years, he entered various speaking contests and as a result became an excellent public speaker.

Guy Hunt convinced Miss Helen Chambers that she should become his bride and on February 25, 1951, the ceremony was performed that united them as husband and wife.

To this union was born four children: Pam Hunt, Sherrie Hunt Williams, Keith Hunt and Lynn Hunt. In addition to their own children, the Guy Hunts have been blessed with five grandsons.

Guy Hunt entered the Armed Services of his country during the Korean Conflict and was attached to the 101st Airborne Division and the 1st Infantry Division. He was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for his military performance.

In 1964, the people of Cullman County elected him Judge of Probate. As a reward for his outstanding record of service in that office, Judge Hunt was elected for another six year term as Probate Judge of Cullman County.

In 1981, he was appointed Director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Judge Hunt was an active member of the Primitive Baptist Church Clergy for a number of years.

In November 1986, the people of Alabama elected Guy Hunt as their Governor and in November 1990 they reelected Governor Hunt to another term.

Governor Hunt died on January 30, 2009.