Reuben F. Kolb

Reuben F. Kolb served as Alabama's Commissioner of Agriculture from 1886-90. A prominent member of the Farmers' Alliance, he ran unsuccessful campaigns for governor as a Populist in 1892 and 1894. A successful farmer, Kolb was one of the early pioneers of peach production in Alabama during the 1880s.

Courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History