Larry Langford

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Larry Langford
Larry P Langford.jpg
30th Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
In office
November 13, 2007 – October 28, 2009
Preceded by Bernard Kincaid
Succeeded by Carole Smitherman
Personal details
Born (1948-03-17) March 17, 1948 (age 70)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Alabama at Birmingham

Larry Paul Langford (born March 17, 1948)[1] is an American politician and convicted criminal. He was the mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama serving from 2007 to 2009. He is now serving a 15-year federal felony sentence.[2][3]

He previously served on the Jefferson County, Alabama, Commission, including four years as the first African-American commission president. He also served as mayor of Fairfield, Alabama, and served one term on the Birmingham City Council.

Langford was a well-known television personality, having worked for then-local ABC affiliate, WBRC TV as the community's first African-American TV news reporter. In 2010, Langford began serving a 15-year federal felony sentence, the result of a highly publicized public corruption trial in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

On April 27, 2015, Langford transported from his prison in Ashland, Kentucky to a hospital due to a case of pneumonia.[4] Langford was rejected for an early release after describing himself as "terminally-ill".[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. The date is disputed: Thomas Spencer, "Larry Langford trial: Birmingham mayor mum on real age", The Birmingham News, October 18, 2009.
  4. "Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford moved from prison to hospital". Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  5. "'I'm dying,' former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford says today from prison after rumors of death". Retrieved April 28, 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]

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