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Encyclopedia > Gordon Persons

Seth Gordon Persons (February 5, 1902May 29, 1965) was an American Democratic politician who was the Governor of Alabama from 1951 to 1955.

Preceded by:
James E. Folsom, Sr.
Governor of Alabama
1951–1955
Succeeded by:
James E. Folsom, Sr.

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Seth Gordon Persons, the forty-sixth governor of Alabama, was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 5, 1902.
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