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Donald Comer

Barbour County native James McDonald (Donald) Comer (1877-1963) was the son of Braxton Bragg Comer and began to take over management of his father's textile company, Avondale Mills, when he became governor of Alabama in 1907. Like many of Alabama's industrial and political leaders, Donald Comer aligned himself with the Dixiecrats, who favored limited regulation on business and industry.
Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives