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also known as James Elisha Folsom, Sr.

governor

Jim Folsom, American former governor. Member Masons, Elks.

Background

Folsom, Jim was born on October 9, 1908 in Coffee County, Alabama, United States. Son of Joshua Marion and Eulala Cornelia (Dunnavant) Folsom.

Education

Student, University Alabama, 1928. Student, Howard College, Birmingham, 1929. Student, George Washington University, 1935.

Career

District agent Emergency & Aid Insurance Company, Elba, Alabama, 1937-1940, state manager, 1940-1946. Governor State of Alabama, 1947-1951, 55-59. State delegate at large, National Democratic Convention, 1944.

Religion

Baptism should only be administered to individuals who are capable of understanding the true meaning of the rite and also capable of understanding faith.

Politics

Government is appointed by God as His servant to encourage good and restrain evil to the end that all people are blessed and His people are enabled to live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.

Views

The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and to learn and grow.

Membership

Member Masons, Elks.

Connections

Married Sarah Albert Carnley, December 25, 1936 (deceased July. 1944); children: Rachel, Melissa. Married second, Jamelle Moore, May 5, 1948.

Children: James E., Andrew, Jamelle, Thelma, Joshua, Eulala Cornelia.

father:
Joshua Marion Folsom

mother:
Eulala Cornelia (Dunnavant) Folsom

spouses:
Sarah Albert Carnley

second

children:
Rachel Folsom

Melissa Folsom

James E. Folsom

Andrew Folsom

Jamelle Folsom

Thelma Folsom

Joshua Folsom

Eulala Cornelia Folsom