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William Dorsey Jelks

William Dorsey Jelks, American governor. member Alabama Senate (president, 1900); member Dem.

Background

  • Jelks, William Dorsey was born on November 7, 1855 in Russell County, Alabama, United States. Son of Johann Wolfgang D. and Jane Goodrum (Frazer) Jelks.

  • Education

    • A.M., Mercer U., 1876. Doctor of Laws, University of Alabama, 1923, Mercer, 1924.

    Career

    • Editor at Eufaula, Alabama, for 20 years. President Protective Life Insurance Company, Birmingham, Alabama, since 1907. Was member Alabama Senate (president, 1900).

      Became governor of Alabama, on death of Governor Samford, June 11, 1901. Elected governor, term 1903-1907. Member Democratic National Committee, 1912-1916.

      Home: Birmingham, Ala.

    Works

    • Editor at Eufaula, Alabama, for 20 years. President Protective Life Insurance Company, Birmingham, Alabama, since 1907. Was member Alabama Senate (president, 1900).

      Became governor of Alabama, on death of Governor Samford, June 11, 1901. Elected governor, term 1903-1907. Member Democratic National Committee, 1912-1916.

    Membership

    Member Alabama Senate (president, 1900). Member Dem.

    Connections

    • Married Alice Keitt Shorter, June 7, 1883.
    • father: Johann Wolfgang D. Jelks
    • mother: Jane Goodrum (Frazer) Jelks
    • spouse: Alice Keitt Shorter
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    Born November 7, 1855
    Died December 13, 1931
    (aged 76)
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