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Russell McWhorter Cunningham
Birth: Aug. 25, 1855
Mount Hope
Lawrence County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1921
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

Alabama Governor. He was an American Democratic politician who was the acting Governor of Alabama from April 25, 1904 to March 5, 1905. He was lieutenant governor when Governor William D. Jelks fell ill and left the state for treatment, and since the Alabama Constitution requires that if the governor leave the state for more than 20 days, the lieutenant governor must act as governor until their return. Although he was de jure only an interim chief of the state administration, because he served as Acting Gov. for nearly a year, he is regarded as one of the Alabama Governor by the state government, and his portrait hanging along other Governor's portrait, as well as he figured on official state site alongside them. Cunningham is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Cunningham served in the Alabama House of Representatives 1880-1881. In 1896-1900, he served in the Alabama State Senate and was president of the senate. He also served in the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1901. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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 Parents:
  Moses Winslow Cunningham (1806 - 1885)
  Nancy Caroline Russell Cunningham (1830 - 1911)
 
 Sibling:
  Russell McWhorter Cunningham (1855 - 1921)
  Lucy Eva Cunningham Roberson (1870 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 09, 2003
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1900,1901 - Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Alabama.
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