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William Dorsey Jelks

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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