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Clayton in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jere Locke Beasley

Acting Governor of Alabama June 5 – July 7, 1972

 
 
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By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
1. Jere Locke Beasely Marker
Inscription.  Jere Locke Beasley was born in Tyler, Texas on December 12, 1935. At a young age, Beasley and his family moved to Clayton, Alabama very near the Pratt’s Station Community in which his great-great-grandfather had settled in 1819. He served as the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Alabama from January 18, 1971 to January 15, 1979. Beasley was in his first term when Governor George Wallace was severely wounded in an assassination attempt on May 15, 1972. Since Wallace was out-of-state for more than 20 days recuperating from the attack, the Alabama Constitution required that the Lieutenant Governor assume office as acting Governor. Beasley served in this capacity from June 5 – July 7, 1972. Beasley is now the senior member of the Montgomery law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1937.
 
Location. 31° 52.681′ N, 85° 26.994′ W. Marker is in Clayton, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on North Midway Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton AL 36016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
2. Jere Locke Beasely Marker
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markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barbour County / Early Barbour County Commissioners (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Clayton, Alabama/Clayton’s Architectural Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Octagon House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); In Loving Memory of the Clayton Soldiers of the World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miller – Martin Townhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clayton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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