Alabama Academy of Honor

Glenn Ireland II

The following biographical sketch was compiled at the time of induction into the Academy in 1982.

Glenn Ireland II, business executive, commissioner, and civic leader, was born April 5, 1926 in Montgomery. He attended Baylor School (PREP), Chattanooga, 1940-1944 and the University of Virginia, 1944-1947. He attended the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, 1958; the Professional Accounting Course, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois, 1961, and the Advanced Management Program, Harvard University Business School, 1964.

He served with several predecessor companies of Vulcan Materials Company, 1947-1958; was appointed Assistant to the Vice President of Sales, Vulcan Materials Company, in 1958; director of Marketing Services, 1959-1961; Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Comptroller in 1961; Vice President, Senior Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors, 1957-1979. In 1979, he was appointed Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of Alabama.

He was involved with many civic organizations: Youth Services Board, Alabama Department of Youth Services, Glenwood Mental Health Services, Incorporated, Birmingham, the Crippled Children's Foundation, the Alabama Division of the National Council on Alcoholism, the President's Committee of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce, the Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, and the Children's Hospital, Birmingham. He was listed in Who's Who in the America and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

The Alabama Jaycees Lurleen B. Wallace Award was presented to him in 1976; the Baylor School Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1960, and the 1980 Huxley Institute Achievement Award. He recieved Doctor of Humanities from Birmingham Southern College in 1982 and Doctor of Laws from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989. Glenn Ireland married Frances Malvina Moughan February 20, 1950 and they have three children: Katherine Clark, Mallie Moughan and Lenora Byron.

Glenn Ireland II died in Birmingham, Alabama on November 17, 2014.