Jere Beasley

American politician

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]

Jere Beasley
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
GovernorGeorge Wallace
Preceded byAlbert Brewer
Succeeded byGeorge McMillan
Personal details
Jere Locke Beasley

(1935-12-12) December 12, 1935 (age 88)
Tyler, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sara Baker

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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Margaret E. Armbrester, "Jere Beasley, Sr." Archived 2015-01-03 at the Wayback Machine, Encyclopedia of Alabama