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Fob James

AKA Forrest Hood James, Jr.

Born: 15-Sep-1934
Birthplace: Lanett, AL

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Twice Governor of Alabama

Military service: US Army Corps of Engineers (Lt, two years)

Fob briefly played professional football in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes, 1956. He was founder in 1962 of Diversified Products, Inc., in Opelika, Alabama, a manufacturer of sporting good products and ballasts. At its peak it employeed 1500. The company was acquired by The Liggett Group in 1977, though it continues to manufacture goods under the DP name. Among the planks in his platform for office was his stated willingness to disregard Supreme Court rulings when it came to matters of religion. After leaving office he became CEO of Coastal Erosion Control, Inc. and the Escambia County Environmental Corporation.


[1] First term as governor elected as Democrat, second as Republican.

Father: Forrest Hood, Sr.
Mother: Rebecca Ellington
Wife: Bobbie Mooney (four sons)
Son: Fob III (attorney)
Son: Tim
Son: Patrick
Son: Greg (d. 1967 cystic fibrosis)

    High School: Baylor Military Academy, Chattanooga, TN
    University:
BS Civil Engineering, Auburn University (1957)

    Governor of Alabama (16-Jan-1995 to 18-Jan-1999, Republican)
    Governor of Alabama (15-Jan-1979 to 17-Jan-1983, Democrat)
    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1981
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


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