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Birmingham’s Biggest Crooks: Troy Ingram


In August, we’re celebrating Birmingham’s Biggest Crooks, whether they be liars, thieves, extortionists, swindlers or thugs. A 30-part series running daily until Birmingham mayor Larry Langford’s Aug. 31 Oct. 19 federal trial. Thanks to Bhamwiki for helping with this project.

Troy Ingram

Wade on Birmingham - Birmingham's Biggest CrooksPositions held: miner, mechanic, Ku Klux Klan leader

Wanted for: making and planting bombs

Date of conviction: never prosecuted

Sentence: n/a

Criminally fun fact: Ingram met Bob Chambliss while working with the United Mine Workers. The two are assumed to have provided know-how for bomb making for fellow Klan operatives.

Ingram was implicated in several bombings, including the house of Birmingham civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, the 16th Street Baptist Church and a street in Titusville. Debris found from the Titusville bombs matched materials in his garage, and Ingram failed FBI polygraph tests.

He died in 1973 while driving a fire engine for the Cahaba Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

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