William Sanford was out of state for 26 days at the beginning of his term seeking medical treatment, so William D. Jelks was acting governor.
Russell Cunningham was governor for nearly a year when governor William D. Jelks was out of state for medical treatment.
William W. Brandon was out of state for 21 days in 1924, and since the state constitution require the lieutenant governor to act as governor if the governor is out of the state for 20 days, Charles McDowell served two days as governor.
Lurleen Wallace, wife of George Wallace, died in 1968. Albert Brewer, the lieutenant governor, filled the unexpired term.
While campaigning for President of the United States in 1972, George Wallace was shot in an assassination attempt. After a few months of recovery in a Maryland hospital, Wallace resumed his duties as governor. Lieutenant Governor Jere Beasley served as governor for a month after Wallace had been out of the state for more than 20 days, as per the constitution.
H. 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.
Until 1845, the term of state officials was one year, from then until 1901 it was two years, and since 1901 it has been four years.
Governor Watts was also faced with rising desertion rates, states' rights issues including the controversy over the conscription of the cadets at the University of Alabama, the issue of which state civil officials were exempt from conscription, the defense of Mobile, blockade-running, and cotton trading with Europe.
During the winter of 1864-65, Governor Watts had to deal with the increasing number of sacrifices demanded of his state, the breakdown of authority, the drain on war power, and an evaporating hope of victory, all of which contributed to the state's war weariness.
Governor Watts was well aware of his ineffectiveness and unpopularity by this time and made no effort toward reelection, although he continued to talk optimistically about the military situation.
Nall said she's running for governor because drug policy is a crucial issue in the state and that the other candidates "are too afraid to engage in a rational, scientific discussion," according to her news release (below).
Nall stated that she is running for Governor because drug policy is a crucial Alabama issue and the other candidates are too afraid to engage in a rational, scientific discussion.
Alabama politicians are addicted to drug war money and Alabama families and children are simply cannon fodder for the politicians who promote this failed and destructive policy for their own political gain," said Nall.
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