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Catholic Politicians in Alabama

  Herbert Leon Callahan (b. 1932) — also known as H. L. 'Sonny' Callahan — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., September 11, 1932. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1971-79; member of Alabama state senate, 1979-83; candidate in Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1982; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1985-2003; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2004. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Jo Bonner
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. (1924-2014) — also known as Jeremiah Denton — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., July 15, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1981-87; defeated, 1986. Catholic. Died March 28, 2014 (age 89 years, 256 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Everett A. Kelly (b. 1926) — of Florida. Born in Foley, Baldwin County, Ala., September 2, 1926. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; pharmacist; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-. Catholic. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Kiwanis; American Legion; Elks; Moose. Still living as of 1999.
  Patrick J. Lyons (b. 1850) — also known as Pat J. Lyons — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., January 16, 1850. Steamboat captain; steamboat owner; wholesale grocer; bank vice-president; mayor of Mobile, Ala., 1904-11, 1913-14, 1915-16, 1917-18. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lyons and Johanna Lyons.
  Myles Anderson Paige (c.1898-1983) — also known as Myles A. Paige — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., about 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Pullman car porter; lawyer; Republican candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1926; American Labor candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937; justice, New York City Court of Special Sessions, 1940-58; judge, Court of Domestic Relations (later Family Court). Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Urban League; Alpha Phi Alpha; American Legion; Catholic Lawyers Guild. New York City's first Black magistrate, 1936, and first Black judge, 1940. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 30, 1983 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Donald Eugene Siegelman (b. 1946) — also known as Don Siegelman — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., February 24, 1946. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of state of Alabama, 1979-87; Alabama state attorney general, 1987-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996, 2000; Governor of Alabama, 1999-2003. Catholic. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Married to Lori Allen.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Books by Don Siegelman: Stealing Our Democracy: How the Political Assassination of a Governor Threatens Our Nation (2020)
  Critical books about Don Siegelman: Eddie Curran, The Governor of Goat Hill: Don Siegelman, the Reporter who Exposed his Crimes, and the Hoax that Suckered some of the Top Names in Journalism
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