Don Siegelman

51st Governor of Alabama

Donald Eugene Siegelman (/ˈsɡəlmən/; born February 24, 1946) is a former American politician, lawyer and convicted felon. He was the 51st Governor of Alabama from 1999 to 2003.

Don Siegelman
51st Governor of Alabama
In office
January 18, 1999 – January 20, 2003
LieutenantSteve Windom
Preceded byFob James
Succeeded byBob Riley
26th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
In office
January 16, 1995 – January 18, 1999
GovernorFob James
Preceded byJim Folsom
Succeeded bySteve Windom
43rd Attorney General of Alabama
In office
January 19, 1987 – January 21, 1991
GovernorGuy Hunt
Preceded byCharles Graddick
Succeeded byJimmy Evans
44th Secretary of State of Alabama
In office
January 15, 1979 – January 17, 1987
GovernorFob James
George Wallace
Preceded byAgnes Baggett
Succeeded byGlen Browder
Personal details
Donald Eugene Siegelman

(1946-02-24) February 24, 1946 (age 78)
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Lori Allen (m. 1980)
EducationUniversity of Alabama (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)
University of Oxford
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1968–1969
UnitAir National Guard

Siegelman is the only person in Alabama's history to be elected to serve in all four of the top statewide elected offices: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor. He served in Alabama politics for 26 years.[1]

In 2006 Siegelman was convicted on federal felony corruption charges and sentenced to seven years in federal prison.[2]

References change

  1. Faulk, Kent (February 8, 2017). "Timeline of Don Siegelman Case". Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  2. "Ex-governor of Alabama Gets 7 Years in Corruption Case", Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2007, p. A15 Archived October 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine