Jere Beasley

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Jere Beasley
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Governor of Alabama
In office
June 5, 1972 – July 7, 1972
while George Wallace was Governor
22nd Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
In office
January 18, 1971 – January 15, 1979
Governor George Wallace
Preceded by Albert Brewer
Succeeded by George McMillan
Personal details
Born Jere Locke Beasley
(1935-12-12) December 12, 1935 (age 82)
Tyler, Texas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sara Baker
Profession Lawyer
Religion Methodist

Jere Locke Beasley (born December 12, 1935) is an American trial attorney and politician. He served as acting governor of the US state of Alabama from June 5 to July 7, 1972. His law firm has been noted nationally for winning major awards for its clients; among them was an $11.8 billion punitive damage award against Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2003.[1]

Beasley was born in 1935 in Tyler, Texas, the son of Browder Locke and Florence (née Camp) Beasley. He was raised in Clayton, Alabama, where his father ran a small grocery store.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Margaret E. Armbrester, "Jere Beasley, Sr.", Encyclopedia of Alabama