J. T. Waggoner

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J. T. Waggoner
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Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate
In office
November 3, 2010 – November 2014
Preceded by Zeb Little
Succeeded by Greg Reed
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 16th district
Assumed office
November 7, 1990
Preceded by William Cabaniss
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 51st district
In office
November 6, 1974 – November 8, 1983
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Hoyt Trammell
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
November 1, 1966 – November 8, 1974
Preceded by ???
Succeeded by Robert Ellis
Personal details
Born (1937-01-08) January 8, 1937 (age 78)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marilyn
Alma mater Birmingham-Southern College
Birmingham School of Law
Religion Church of Christ

James Thomas "Jabo" Waggoner (born January 8, 1937) is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate, representing the 16th District since 1990. He was the Minority Leader from 1999 until the Republicans gained a legislative majority in November 2010 for the first time since Reconstruction, upon which he became Majority Leader. Previously he was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1966 through 1983 as a Democrat. He switched parties the following year to run unsuccessfully against U.S. Congressman Ben Erdreich in the Birmingham-based 6th district in 1984, receiving 40%.

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