Lambert C. Mims

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Lambert C. Mims
Public Works Commissioner of Mobile
In office
1965–1985
Preceded by unknown
Succeeded by office abolished
Personal details
Born (1930-04-20)April 20, 1930
Uriah, Alabama
Died November 25, 2008(2008-11-25) (aged 78)
Mobile, Alabama
Spouse(s) Reecie Mims
Religion Baptist

Lambert C. Mims (April 20, 1930 – November 25, 2008) was a mayor of Mobile, Alabama whose two decades in office were overshadowed by a corruption conviction. Mims was on the three-member Mobile City Commission, which rotated the title of mayor, from 1965 to 1985. He was the last mayor of the city to govern from the system that was replaced in 1985 by a mayor-council form of government.

While running for mayor in 1989, Mims was charged in three counts of a 35-count indictment. Mims, a Democrat, claims the charges were timed by Republicans to halt his campaign and called the charges "a satanic attack." [1] He was convicted in April 1990 of two counts of violating the Hobbs Act involving a garbage-to-steam plant project. He served 46 months of a 10-year prison sentence and was paroled in 1997. Mims failed in a 1997 civil suit to have his sentence vacated.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Times Daily - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Former Mobile mayor Lambert Mims dies at 78". TuscaloosaNews.com. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
Preceded by
Charles S. Trimmier
Public Works Commissioner of Mobile
1965–1985
Succeeded by
office abolished
Preceded by
Joseph N. Langan
93rd Mayor of Mobile
1968–1969
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Bailey
Preceded by
Robert B. Doyle
96th Mayor of Mobile
1972–1973
Succeeded by
Gary A. Greenough
Preceded by
Robert B. Doyle
99th Mayor of Mobile
1976–1979
Succeeded by
Gary A. Greenough
Preceded by
Robert B. Doyle
104th Mayor of Mobile
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Arthur R. Outlaw