After receiving his B.S. in history from the University of South Alabama, Civil War enthusiast Russell W. Blount, Jr., taught the subject at the high-school level. His affinity for history is apparent by his involvement in such organizations as the Civil War Preservation Trust, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
Blount is the senior vice president of Surety Land Title, Inc., the Gulf Coasts premier title company, offering title insurance and real-estate closing services in Alabama and Florida. He serves on the board of directors for the YMCA Moorer Branch and the Kiwanis Club of Fort Conde, both based in Mobile.
In addition to his involvement in historical organizations, Blount is a member of Dixie Land Title Association, Spring Hill Baptist Church, and the University of Alabama National Alumni Association. When not researching the Civil War, Blount enjoys reading, writing, and playing racquetball. He resides in Mobile, Alabama, with his wife.