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Alabama: Secretaries of State


Alabama Secretaries of State, 1818-2007 (May be incomplete!)
Jack Ferrell Ross 1818 Thomas A. Rodgers 1819-21 James J . Pleasants 1821-24 James I. Thornton 1824-34 Edmund A. Webster 1834-36 Thomas B. Tunstall 1836-40 William Garrett 1840-52 Vincent M. Benham 1852-56 James H. Weaver 1856-60 Patrick H. Brittan 1860-65 Albert S. Elmore 1865-66 David L. Dalton 1866-67 Micah Taul 1867-68 Charles A. Miller 1868-70 Jabez J. Parker 1870-72 Patrick Ragland 1872-73 Neander H. Rice 1873-74 Rufus K. Boyd 1874-78 William W. Screws 1878-82 Ellis Phelan 1882-85 Charles C. Langdon 1885-90 Joseph D. Barron 1890-94 James K. Jackson 1894-98 Robert P. McDavid 1898-1903 J. Thomas Heflin 1903-04 Edmund R. McDavid 1904-07 Frank N. Julian 1907-10 Cyrus B. Brown 1911-15 John Purifoy 1915-19 William P. Cobb 1919-23 S. H. Blan 1923-27 John Marvin Brandon 1927-31 Pete B. Jarman 1931-35 D. Howell Turner 1935-39 John Marvin Brandon 1939-43 D. Howell Turner 1943-44 Sybil Poole 1944-51 Agnes Baggett 1951-55 Mary Texas Hurt 1955-59 Bettye Frink 1959-63 Agnes Baggett 1963-67 Mabel Amos 1967-75 Agnes Baggett 1975-79 Don Siegelman 1979-87 Glen Browder 1987-89 Fred Crawford 1989 Perry A. Hand 1989-91 Billy Joe Camp 1991-93 Jim Bennett 1993-2003 Nancy L. Worley 2003-07 Beth Chapman 2007-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1818: Willis Roberts, defeated.
  • 1902: J. Thomas Heflin, elected.
  • 1904 May 1: J. Thomas Heflin, resigned.
  • 1906: Frank N. Julian, elected.
  • 1958: Glenn Andrews, defeated.
  • 1978: Don Siegelman (Dem), elected.
  • 1982: Don Siegelman (Dem), elected.
  • 1990: Spencer T. Bachus, defeated.
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