Folsom, James Elisha

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James E. Folsom was born 1908 Oct. 9 to Joshua Marion and Eulala Cornelia Dunnavant Folsom in Farmer's Academy, Coffee County, Ala. When he was two the Folsom family moved to Elba. James E. was the sixth of seven children.

Folsom attended public schools and attended both the University of Ala. and Howard College for short stints in the years 1927-1929. During the Depression Folsom worked in the Civil Works Administration, heading up the Marshall Co. office until 1934. He entered the insurance business in the 1930s, after attending George Washington University in 1935.

On 1936 Dec. 25 James E. Folsom married Sarah Carnley, and in 1938 they moved to Cullman, Cullman Co., Ala. She died 1944 July. After several political defeats Folsom was elected Governor of Ala. in 1946 and in 1954. On 1948 May 5 Folsom married Jamelle Moore.

Folsom and his first wife had two children: Rachel and Melissa. Folsom and his second wife had six children: James Elisha, Andrew Jackson, Jamelle Alabama, Thelma Ebelene, Joshua, and Eulala Cornelia.

Folsom was a Baptist, Elk, and Mason. He died 1987 Nov. 21 of heart failure.

From the description of Papers, 1938-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122380559

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referencedIn Emergency Aid Insurance Company. Records, 1949-1963. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Perry, Horace, . Negative collection, 1946-1959. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1955-1959 : Folsom). Proclamations, commendations and appreciations, 1955-1958. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Academy of Honor. Administrative files, 1965-1996. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1955-1959 : Folsom). Public relations files, 1953-1956. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Dixon, Frank M. (Frank Murray), 1892-1965. Papers, 1924-1965. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Sparks, Chauncey, 1884-1968. Papers, [190-?]-[196-?]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Dept. of Education. Audiovisual materials, 1976-1992. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Denton, Jeremiah A. U.S. Senate campaign and office records, 1980-1986. Auburn University.
creatorOf Aldridge, Mayer W. Commissions, 1947-1955. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor. Public relations files, 1954-1970. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Goodwyn, Otis James, 1920-1973. Otis James Goodwyn Papers, 1952-1973. Auburn University at Montgomery, Auburn Montgomery
creatorOf Alabama. Board of Compromise. Decrees of settlement of claims, 1901-1961. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1993-1995 : Folsom). Education liaison files, 1993-1995. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1955-1959 : Folsom). State institutions files, 1954-1959. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Durr, Virginia Foster. Papers, 1904-1991. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Folsom, James Elisha. Papers, 1938-1981. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1947-1951 : Folsom). Proclamations, commendations and appreciations, 1947-1951. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Folsom, James Elisha. Governor James E. Folsom memoir : transcript, 1975. Mervyn H Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Sterne Library
referencedIn Martin, John. Papers, [194-?]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1955-1959 : Folsom). Scrapbooks, 1954-1958. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor. Governor's Mansion administrative files, 1982-1994. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1947-1951 : Folsom). Scrapbooks, 1947-1951. Alabama Department of Archives and History
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associatedWith Alabama. Governor. corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1947-1951 : Folsom). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1947-1951 : Folsom). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1955-1959 : Folsom). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1955-1959 : Folsom). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1955-1959 : Folsom). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1955-1959 : Folsom). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1993-1995 : Folsom). corporateBody
associatedWith Aldridge, Mayer W. person
associatedWith Armstrong, Patrick. person
associatedWith Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992. person
associatedWith Battles, Murray A. (Murray Allen), 1921-. person
associatedWith Booth, Joe T. III. person
associatedWith Boswell, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), b.1898. person
associatedWith Boutwell, Albert (Albert Burton), 1904-. person
associatedWith Boykin, Frank W. (Frank William), 1885-1969. person
associatedWith Collins, LeRoy. person
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associatedWith Denton, Jeremiah A. person
associatedWith Dixon, Frank M. (Frank Murray), 1892-1965. person
associatedWith Durr, Virginia Foster. person
associatedWith Emergency Aid Insurance Co. (Ala.) corporateBody
associatedWith Emergency Aid Insurance Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Fain, Bob. person
associatedWith Farley, James Aloysius, 1888-1976. person
associatedWith Folsom, Bama (Jamelle Alabama), 1952-. person
associatedWith Folsom, Carl. person
associatedWith Folsom, Jamelle (Jamelle Moore), ca.1927-. person
associatedWith Friedman, Louis L. person
correspondedWith Goodwyn, Otis James, 1920-1973. person
associatedWith Grant, George (George McInvale), 1897-1964. person
associatedWith Hall, Grover Cleveland, 1915-1971. person
associatedWith Hill, Lister (Joseph Lister), 1894-1984. person
associatedWith Horn, LaRue. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. person
associatedWith Jones, G. Ernest. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Kimbrell, Fuller A. (Fuller Asberry), 1909- . person
associatedWith Lewis, G.M., Jr. person
associatedWith Long, Frank M. person
associatedWith Martin, John. person
associatedWith Owen, Marie B. (Marie Susan Bankhead), 1869-1958. person
associatedWith Pace, John C. person
associatedWith Patterson, John M. (John Malcolm), 1921-. person
associatedWith Pepper, Ed, 1925- . person
associatedWith Perry, Horace, . person
associatedWith Pinkston, Charles M. person
associatedWith Rains, Albert M., 1902-. person
associatedWith Reese, Warren S. (Warren Stone), 1866-1953. person
associatedWith Reid, Ed E. person
associatedWith Richter, Theodore J. person
associatedWith Rush, Orville F. person
associatedWith Selden, Armistead I. (Armistead Inge), 1921-. person
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associatedWith Sparkman, John, 1899-1985. person
associatedWith Sparks, Chauncey, 1884-1968. person
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associatedWith Todd, A.W. person
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associatedWith United Mine Workers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Alabama in Birmingham. Oral History Research Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Antwerp, Sidney P. person
associatedWith Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-. person
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Alabama
Mobile (Ala.)
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Ala.-Miss.)
Southern states
Montgomery (Ala.)
Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
Tuscaloosa County (Ala.)
Birmingham (Ala.)
Alabama
United States
Cullman County (Ala.)
Montgomery County (Ala.)
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Insurance companies
Korean War, 1950-1953
Suffrage
Labor and laboring classes
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Public Utilities
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