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The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama:--
 
Governors of the Territory
 William Wyatt Bibb . . . .  1817-1819
 
Governors of the State
 William Wyatt Bibb . . . .  1819-1820      Democrat.
 Thomas Bibb 1  . . . . . .  1820-1821          "
 Israel Pickens . . . . . .  1821-1825          "
 John Murphy  . . . . . . .  1825-1829          "
 Gabriel cloore . . . . . .  1829-1831          "
 Samuel B. Moore  . . . . .     1831            "
 John Gayle . . . . . . . .  1831-1835          "
 Clement C. Clay  . . . . .  1835-1837          "
 Hugh M`Vay 2 . . . . . . .     1837            "
 Arthur P. Bagby  . . . . .  1837-1841          "
 Benjamin Fitzpatrick 3 . .  1841-1845          "
 Joshua L. Martin . . . . .  1845-1847          "
 Reuben Chapman . . . . . .  1847-1849          "
 Henry W. Collier . . . . .  1849-1853          "
 John A. Winston  . . . . .  1853-1857          "
 Adrew B. Moore . . . . . .  1857-1861          "
 John Gill Shorter  . . . .  1861-1863          "
 Thomas H. Watts  . . . . .  1863-1865          "
 Lewis E. Parsons . . . . .     1865      Provisional.
 Robert M. Patton . . . . .  1865-1867     Republican.
 Wager Swayne . . . . . . .  1867-1868      Military.
 William H. Smith . . . . .  1868-1870     Republican.
 Robert B. Lindsay  . . . .  1870-1872      Democrat.
 David P. Lewis . . . . . .  1872-1874     Republican.
 Ceorge S. Houston  . . . .  1874-1878      Democrat.
 Rufus W. Cobb  . . . . . .  1878-1882          "
 Edward A. O'Neal . . . . .  1882-1886          "
 Thomas Seay  . . . . . . .  1886-1890          "
 Thomas G. Jones  . . . . .  1890-1894          "
 William C. Oates . . . . .  1894-1896          "
 Joseph F. Johnston . . . .  1896-1900          "
 William J. Samford . . . .  1900-1901          "
 William D. Jellis  . . . .  1901-1907          "
 B. B. Comer  . . . . . . .  1907-1911          "
 Emmet O'Neal . . . . . . .  1911-1915          "
 Charles Henderson  . . . .  1915-1919          "
 Thomas Kilby . . . . . . .  1919-1923          "
 William B. Brandon . . . .  1923-1927          "
 Bibb Graves  . . . . . . .  1927-1931          "
 Benjamin M. Miller . . . .  1931-1935          "
 Bibb Graves  . . . . . . .  1935-1939          "
 Frank M. Dixon . . . . . .  1939-1943          "
 Chauncey Sparks  . . . . .  1943-1947          "
 James E. Folsom  . . . . .  1947-1951          "
 Gordon Persons . . . . . .  1951-1955          "
 James E. Folsom  . . . . .  1955-1959          "
 John Patterson . . . . . .  1959-1963          "
 George C. Wallace  . . . .  1963-1967          "
 Lurleen Wallace 4  . . . .  1967-1968          "
 Albert Brewer  . . . . . .  1968-1971          "
 George C. Wallace 5 . . .   1971-1979          "
 Fob James, Jr. . . . . . .  1979-1983          "
 George C. Wallace  . . . .  1983-1987          "
 Guy Hunt . . . . . . . . .  1987-1993     Republican
 James E. Folsom, Jr 6  . .  1993-1995      Democrat
 Fob James, Jr. . . . . . .  1995-1999     Republican
 Don Siegelman  . . . . . .  1999-2003      Democrat
 Bob Riley  . . . . . . . .  2003-         Republican     

1.William Wyatt Bibb died in 1820, and Thomas Bibb, then president of the state senate, filled the unexpired term of one year (1820).

2. In 1837 Governor Clay was elected United States Senator, and Hugh M`Vay, the president of the state senate, filled the unexpired term.

3. Until 1845 the term of state officials was one year; from then until 1901 it was two years; since 1901 it has been four years.

4. Lurleen Wallace, wife of George C. Wallace, died in 1968. Albert Brewer, the lieutenant governor, filled the unexpired term.

5. While campaigning for U.S. President in 1972, George C. Wallace was shot in an assassination attempt. After a few months of recovery, Wallace resumed his duties as governor.

6. Guy Hunt was removed from office upon conviction of illegally using campaign and inagural funds to pay personal debts. Lieutenant Governor James E. Folsom, Jr. filled the unexpired term.

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