Alabama Constitutional Officers

Miles Clayton Allgood


State Auditor: 1915-1919
Agriculture Commissioner: 1919-1923


Miles Clayton Allgood, of Blount County, was born Feb. 22, 1878, at that place; was the son of Dr. William Barret and Mary Matilda (Ingram) Allgood and the grandson of DeForest and Temperance (Clayton) Allgood and of Council Bruton and Sarah (Bostick) Ingram. DeForest Allgood was a native of Pickens District, S.C., moved to Murphree's Valley in Blount County in 1836, where he lived until his death in 1900; and was a Primitive Baptist minister for sixty years. Council Bruton Ingram lived successfully at Chepultepec, and at Pulaski, Tennessee. After his death, his widow married William Cornelius, and located in Murphrees Valley, Alabama. Dr. William B. Allgood was born at Chepultepec; has served as school trustee, justice of the peace, postmaster; was a Confederate soldier; and has been a practicing physician since 1870.


Miles C. Allgood was educated in the public schools of Chepultepec and Oneonta; attended the Normal School at Florence; completing his course in 1908, with a life certificate to teach in the public schools of the state. He has taught at Chepultepec; at Liberty in Blount County; was elected tax assessor of Blount County in 1901, holding that office by re-election until 1909; and served on the State Executive Committee from 1909 to 1910.


He is a member of the M.E. Church, South, an Odd Fellow, and a Woodman of the World. In 1908 he was elected Superintendent of the Live Stock Department, Birmingham State Fair, a position he still holds; and in 1911 he was appointed U.S. Farm demonstration agent for Blount County, from which he resigned in 1913. He served as State Auditor, 1915-1919, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, 1919-1923; elected to Sixty-eighth Congress in the general election, November 1922. On Feb. 1, 1917, he was married to Miss Willie Fox, daughter of David and Anne (Randall) Fox.


Miles Allgood died on March 4, 1977.


Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1919, 21.
ADAH Surname Clippings File.