W. F. Turner
He is remembered as a faithless elector. Although he pledged to vote for Democratic ticket - Presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson and his running-mate Estes Kefauver, he cast his presidential vote on December 17, 1956 for circuit court judge from his hometown, Walter B. Jones, totally unknown outside his area. However he voted for well-known United States Senator from Georgia Herman Talmadge for Vice President.
Turner later commented about his decision: I have fulfilled my obligations to the people of Alabama. I'm talking about the white people, a comment which suggested that he opposed Stevenson and Kefauver, who were liberal on civil rights (unlike Jones and Senator Talmadge, known for his pro-segregationist stance).
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