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 William Woodward Brandon

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William Woodward Brandon

Birth
Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Death 7 Dec 1934 (aged 66)
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Burial Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 7366026 View Source
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Alabama Governor. Educated at Cedar Bluff Institute, he studied law at the University of Alabama, was admitted to and started a law practice in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was justice of the peace justice of the peace, when he entered the U.S. Army and served as a Major of the 2nd Alabama Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War. After the war, he was clerk of Tuscaloosa, a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, and was the Alabama State Auditor, (1907-11). In 1922, he was as a Democrat the 37th Governor of Alabama, serving until 1927. During his Governorship, the State Docks Commission was created, the state capitol was renovated, and a law was passed that provided monetary assistance for the state's elderly citizens. Also, a tax commission was established, highway construction continued, appropriations were increased for Confederate pensions and the tax-exemption privilege of the Alabama Power Company was revoked. After leaving office, he was appointed as Probate Judge of Tuscaloosa County and served until his retirement. The Tuscaloosa Armory (1938-1981), home of the famed 31st Infantry (Dixie) was named for William W. Brandon. A major in the Spanish-American War of 1898, Brandon was appointed Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard from 1899 to 1907.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7366026/william-woodward-brandon : accessed ), memorial page for William Woodward Brandon (5 Jun 1868–7 Dec 1934), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7366026, citing Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .