Archive for September, 2004

September 29, 2004

Governor Bob Riley deserves accolades for his leadership during Hurricane Ivan. When all of the property damage is finally assessed, it will more than likely be the most devastating hurricane to have ever ravaged Alabama. However, the minimal loss of life in Alabama can largely be attributed to Riley’s yeoman efforts before, during, and after […]

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September 22, 2004

When George Wallace was elected Governor in 1962, he started a virtual monopoly on the Governor’s office that lasted more than two decades, 1963-1987. Alabama voters elected Wallace Governor for an unprecedented four terms, 1962, 1970, 1974, and 1982. He was basically elected as defacto Governor during the administration of his wife Lurleen Burns Wallace […]

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September 15, 2004

Many historians and political scientists point to a certain political race and year as a watershed or pivotal race in a state’s course or history. That year in Alabama and that race was the 1970 Governor’s race between George Wallace and Albert Brewer. It was an epic battle.

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September 09, 2004

George Wallace is without a question the most renowned political figure in Alabama history. Wallace may be number one in Southern political lore although he would arguably have competition from Louisiana’s Huey Long, the Talmadges of Georgia, Tillman from South Carolina, and Bilbo from Mississippi. It seems that we Southerners have enjoyed our political characters […]

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September 01, 2004

A living legend in Alabama political lore celebrated his 80th birthday recently. Walter Johnsey has been the most influential political man in Alabama politics for close to three decades. He has done it behind the scene, quietly without fanfare or seeking glory. He has been the power behind the throne for many administrations in Montgomery […]

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