Black History Month Banner Program Honoree: Alva O. “A.O.” Campbell
Alva Campbell, or “AO” as he was called by most who knew him, attended & graduated from Tivoli High School in 1946. A Veteran of the US Army (‘51-‘53) having served in Germany during the Korean Conflict. AO was a teacher, principal, and administrator with the the Walton County School District, Florida from ‘57-‘92, when he retired. Elected in ‘75 to the City of DeFuniak Springs City Council, AO served 28 years, 22 of which as Mayor Pro-tem.
An article in the 2003 DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze said “He was a constant quiet force on the community, like water on a rock. He was a gentleman and a gentle man.”