Born at Lyles Station, Alonzo Fields
served as a butler at the White House. He
was also the first African American Chief
Butler at the White House.
Fields was employed at the White House
for 21 years, serving Hoover, Roosevelt,
Truman and Eisenhower.
He authored a book about his experiences
entitled "My 21 Years At The White House."
Alonzo is also the subject of the play
"Looking Over the President's Shoulder,"
based on his real-life experiences.
“Perhaps the most important advantage of
working in the White House was that I
acquired a sense
of America’s destiny.” – Alonzo Fields
|The Alonzo Fields Gallery is a tribute to Lyles
Station's most notable son.