National Archives, General Records of the Department of the Navy
Mobile native and Vietnam War hero Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. (1924- ) represented Alabama in the U.S. Senate from 1981-1987.
He attained the rank of rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for 91 months. Denton was
the first Republican U.S. senator from Alabama since Reconstruction.