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Jere Locke Beasley was the acting Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from June 5 to July 7, 1972. He was lieutenant governor when Governor George Wallace was shot and severely injured in an assassination attempt, and since Wallace was out of state for more than 20 days, recovering in a Maryland hospital, the state constitution required that the lieutenant governor take over for the interim. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Official languages English Area 84,360 mi²/135,765 km² (30th)  - Land 81,664 mi²/131,426 km²  - Water 2,696 mi²/4,338 km² (3. ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... George Corley Wallace (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician who was elected Governor of Alabama (as a Democrat) four times (1962, 1970, 1974 and 1982) and ran for U.S. President (in 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976). ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission...


Jere Beasley is currently the senior member of the firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. During his career, he has tried hundreds of cases. Jere’s numerous courtroom victories include landmark cases that have made a positive impact upon our society. One such case prompted a major automobile manufacturer to recall its unsafe vehicles, while another made a major tractor manufacturer put rollover protection on all of its tractors. Still another prompted a major insurance company to seek out thousands of its policyholders who had been wronged in an effort to correct their policies. He has appeared as a lecturer throughout the country at numerous legal seminars and other events.


He has been profiled in Time Magazine, Business Week, and many other noted publications. Jere has tried over 30 cases that have resulted in verdicts greater than one million dollars, including 15 verdicts that exceeded ten million dollars. He is also featured in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a traditional database of over 16,000 lawyers in 30 specialties, all of whom have been chosen as "the best" by their fellow attorneys.


Jere was co-lead counsel in the record $11.9 billion punitive damages award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama. The claims by the State of Alabama were based on breach of contract and fraud. Beginning in 1993, Exxon had cheated the State by intentionally underpaying royalties on natural gas from the Mobile Bay field. The future anticipated gain to Exxon, as a direct result of their fraudulent conduct would have been almost One Billion Dollars.


Jere's area of practice include Products Liability, Insurance Fraud litigation, Business Litigation, Nursing Home litigation, and Personal Injury litigation. In addition to his trial practice, Jere is actively involved in many civic endeavors, such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Lions Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jere is currently serving as President for the Montgomery Lions Club. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.


Jere is married to the former Sara Baker of Adamsville, Alabama. They have three children and four grandchildren. Jere is an avid follower of Auburn University sports and Boston Red Sox baseball. He attends church at St. James United Methodist.



Preceded by:
George Wallace
Governor of Alabama
1972
Succeeded by:
George Wallace



George Corley Wallace (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician who was elected Governor of Alabama (as a Democrat) four times (1962, 1970, 1974 and 1982) and ran for U.S. President (in 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976). ... The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama. ... George Corley Wallace (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician who was elected Governor of Alabama (as a Democrat) four times (1962, 1970, 1974 and 1982) and ran for U.S. President (in 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976). ...

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Jere Beasley at AllExperts (540 words)
Jere Locke Beasley (Born December 12, 1935) was the acting Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from June 5 to July 7, 1972.
Jere was co-lead counsel in the record $11.9 billion punitive damages award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama.
Jere is married to the former Sara Baker of Adamsville, Alabama.
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