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Mardi Gras Queen Alexis Herman

During her youth in Mobile, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman was actively involved in the city's Mardi Gras tradition. In 1974, she was the Queen of Carnival of the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association and is shown here with King of Carnival Douglas M. Wicks in their court regalia. Her father, Alex Herman, served as the organization's first king in 1940.
Photo courtesy of the Mobile Press-Register