Alabama Department of Archives and History
Bibb Graves (1873-1942) was the first Alabama governor to hold two four-year terms, serving from 1927-31 and 1935-39. He was
descended from the state's first governor, William Wyatt Bibb. Graves pushed progressive social and educational programs as
governor, although he was Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan when he was elected, a legacy that tarnished his reputation as
a liberal later in his career.