Fob James

American politician, 48th Governor of Alabama

Forrest Hood "Fob" James, Jr. (born September 15, 1934), is an American politician, and civil engineer. He served two terms as the 48th Governor of Alabama, from 1979 to 1983 as a Democrat, and again from 1995 to 1999 as a Republican.[1]

Fob James
48th Governor of Alabama
In office
January 16, 1995 – January 18, 1999
LieutenantDon Siegelman
Preceded byJim Folsom, Jr.
Succeeded byDon Siegelman
In office
January 15, 1979 – January 17, 1983
LieutenantGeorge McMillan
Preceded byGeorge Wallace
Succeeded byGeorge Wallace
Personal details
Forrest Hood James, Jr.

(1934-09-15) September 15, 1934 (age 89)
Lanett, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (before early 1970s, 1978–1994)
Republican (early 1970s–1978, 1994–present)
Spouse(s)Bobbie Mooney
ChildrenTim James, Forrest H. James III
ProfessionFootball player, civil engineer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1956–1958
RankSecond lieutenant
UnitCorps of Engineers

References change

  1. "Forrest "Fob" James Jr. (1979-83, 1995-99) - Encyclopedia of Alabama". Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2017.