Former Alabama Governor Albert Brewer dies

Old File Name<br />VF000998<br />File Name<br />Q5003<br />Item Title<br />Official photograph...
Old File Name<br />VF000998<br />File Name<br />Q5003<br />Item Title<br />Official photograph of Governor Albert Brewer.<br />Description<br />Brewer was governor of Alabama from May 1968 to 1971.<br />Date<br />1968<br />Time Period<br />1960-1969<br />Subject<br />Brewer, Albert P., 1928-<br />Governors<br />Politics &amp;amp; government<br />Type<br />Still image<br />Format<br />Photographs<br />Studio portraits<br />Author<br />Alabama. Dept. of Archives and History<br />Collection or Series Title<br />Alabama Dept. of Archives and History photographs collection - persons vertical file<br />Box Number<br />Box 6<br />Folder Number<br />7<br />Folder Title<br />Brewer, Albert Preston<br />Publisher<br />Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130<br />Language<br />English<br />Rights<br />This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though ADAH has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.<br />Digital Format<br />600 dpi tiff<br />Digital image reproduction form<br /> News 4)
Published: Jan. 2, 2017 at 8:39 PM CST
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Former Alabama Governor Albert P. Brewer died Monday. He was 88. Brewer took over as the state’s chief executive after Governor Lurleen Wallace died in 1968. He was previously lieutenant governor.

In 1970, Brewer was defeated in his bid for a full term by George Wallace who had run his wife as a surrogate candidate. It was a bitterly fought campaign decided in a nail-biting Democratic primary runoff. Republicans were not formidable candidates for statewide office at the time.

Current Governor Robert Bentley called Brewer a great leader. “He lived his life as an example of integrity and professionalism in public service, and displayed an unwavering commitment to making Alabama a great state,” Bentley said in a written statement.

After years of private law practice, Brewer served as Distinguished Professor of Law and Government at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.