Gordon Persons

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Seth Gordon Persons
43rd Governor of Alabama
In office
January 15, 1951 – January 17, 1955
Lieutenant James Allen
Preceded by Jim Folsom
Succeeded by Jim Folsom
Personal details
Born (1902-02-05)February 5, 1902
Montgomery, Alabama
Died May 29, 1965(1965-05-29) (aged 63)
Montgomery, Alabama
Resting place Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Alice Boyd McKeithen Persons (m. 1928-1965, his death)
Alma mater Auburn University

Seth Gordon Persons (February 5, 1902 – May 29, 1965) was an American Democratic politician who was the 43rd Governor of Alabama from 1951 to 1955. He was born and died in Montgomery, Alabama. The Dauphin Island Bridge south of Mobile is formally named for him.

Persons was an alumnus of Auburn University.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Folsom
Governor of Alabama
Succeeded by
Jim Folsom