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Braxton Bragg Comer

  • Birth 7 Nov 1848 Spring Hill, Barbour County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 15 Aug 1927 Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 7342168

Alabama Governor, U.S. Senator. He attended the University of Georgia, Emory and Henry College Virginia and received degrees from both institutions. He was a successful businessman, cotton manufacturer and banker, serving on the Commissioners Court of Barbour County Alabama, (1874-80). He also was president of the Birmingham Corn and Flour Mills, the Avondale Cotton Mills and the Railroad Commission of Alabama, (1905- 06). In 1906, he was elected as a Democrat the 33rd Governor of Alabama, serving until 1911. During his tenure, reforms to improve education were made, the Child Labor Law was revised, the State Board of Assessors was formed, and an extensive series of railroad legislation was passed. After leaving office, he returned to his various business ventures and was appointed to the U.S. Senate on March 5, 1920 and served until November 2, 1920. Retiring from politics, he resumed his business pursuits until his death at age 78.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 9 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7342168
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Braxton Bragg Comer (7 Nov 1848–15 Aug 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7342168, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .