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William D. Jelks

Born: Nov 7, 1855

Death: Dec 13, 1931

Birthplace: Warriorstand, Alabama

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

William D. Jelks

Date of Birth : Nov 7, 1855
Date of Death : Dec 13, 1931
Birth Place : Warriorstand, Alabama

William Dorsey Jelks was an American Democratic politician who was the 32nd Governor of Alabama from 1901 to 1907; he had been a newspaper publisher and editor. He also served as acting governor between December 1 and December 26, 1900 when governor William J. Samford was out-of-state seeking medical treatment. When Samford died on June 11, 1901, Jelks became governor. In 1904, Jelks fell ill and left the state for treatment; Russell Cunningham acted as governor in Jelk's absence from April 25, 1904 to March 5, 1905.


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