Reward files, 1942-1946.


Alabama. Governor (1943-1947 : Sparks). Reward files, 1942-1946.

Reward files, 1942-1946.

The Governor is the chief executive of the state whose function is to administer the laws of the state. One of the activities used to accomplish this function is the rewarding of monetary prizes for the apprehension of persons charged with any capital offense who have escaped from prison, custody, or who have fled the state. This series consists of correspondence with Governor Chauncey Sparks requesting that a reward be offered to assist in the capture and prosecution of criminals. Most of the letters are from county solicitors. The Governor's secretary, George Bliss Jones, responded to most of the requests.

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Jones, George Bliss. (person)

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Sparks, Chauncey, 1884-1968 (person)

Chauncey Sparks was a prominent public figure who served in a variety of positions in Alabama, including Barbour County inferior court judge, Eufaula city attorney, and Alabama Department of Archives and History trustee. He also served in the Alabama state legislature, and from 1943 to 1947, he was governor of the state. From the description of Papers, [190-?]-[196-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122388466 ...