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James E. "Little Jim" Folsom Jr.

James E. Folsom Jr. (1949- ) became governor of Alabama in 1993 after Gov. Guy Hunt was convicted on a felony ethics charge. He was elected to three terms as lieutenant governor, in 1987, 1990, and 2007. Folsom is known for bringing a Mercedes-Benz plant to Alabama and for removing the Confederate flag from the state capital building. His father, James "Big Jim" Folsom Sr., was governor of Alabama from 1947-51 and 1955-59.
Courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History