Larry Langford

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Larry Langford
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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]

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