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James Elisha "Jim" Folsom, Sr.
42nd Governor of Alabama
In office
January 20, 1947 – January 15, 1951
Lieutenant James C. Inzer
Preceded by Chauncey Sparks
Succeeded by Gordon Persons
In office
January 17, 1955 – January 19, 1959
Lieutenant William G. Hardwick
Preceded by Gordon Persons
Succeeded by John Malcolm Patterson
Personal details
Born
Coffee County, Alabama
Died
Cullman, Alabama
Resting place Cullman Cemetery in Cullman, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah Folsom (?-1944; her death)
Jamelle Folsom (1948-1987)
Alma mater

University of Alabama
Samford University

George Washington University
Profession Sailor, businessman
Military service
Service/branch United States Merchant Marine
Years of service 1930-1933

James Elisha Folsom, Sr. (October 9, 1908 – November 21, 1987), commonly known as Jim Folsom or Big Jim Folsom, was the 42nd governor of the U.S. state of Alabama, having served from 1947 to 1951, and again from 1955 to 1959.


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Intro  Background  Folsom as governor  Two unsuccessful races  Later years   References   

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James Elisha "Jim" Folsom, Sr.
42nd Governor of Alabama
In office
January 20, 1947 – January 15, 1951
Lieutenant James C. Inzer
Preceded by Chauncey Sparks
Succeeded by Gordon Persons
In office
January 17, 1955 – January 19, 1959
Lieutenant William G. Hardwick
Preceded by Gordon Persons
Succeeded by John Malcolm Patterson
Personal details
Born
Coffee County, Alabama
Died
Cullman, Alabama
Resting place Cullman Cemetery in Cullman, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah Folsom (?-1944; her death)
Jamelle Folsom (1948-1987)
Alma mater

University of Alabama
Samford University

George Washington University
Profession Sailor, businessman
Military service
Service/branch United States Merchant Marine
Years of service 1930-1933

James Elisha Folsom, Sr. (October 9, 1908 – November 21, 1987), commonly known as Jim Folsom or Big Jim Folsom, was the 42nd governor of the U.S. state of Alabama, having served from 1947 to 1951, and again from 1955 to 1959.


Jim Folsom sections
Intro  Background  Folsom as governor  Two unsuccessful races  Later years   References   

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