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  De Graffenried, Edward
NameEdward De Graffenried
Tuscaloosa, Alabama , United States
Born June 30, 1899
DiedNovember 05, 1974 (75 years)
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Nov 19, 2019 01:03pm
InfodeGRAFFENRIED, Edward, a Representative from Alabama; born in Eutlw, Green County, Ala., on June 30, 1899; graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy, Gulfport, Miss., in 1917; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army and was discharged on December 5, 1918, at Camp Pike, Ark.; graduated from law school of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1921; was admitted to the bar in June 1921, and commenced practice of law in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; solicitor of the sixth judicial circuit of Alabama from 1927 through 1934; unsuccessful for reelection in 1934 and for election in 1938; again elected solicitor and served from January 1943 to January 1947; was unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eight-first and Eight-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952; continued the practice of law until his retirement shortly before his death in Tuscaloosa, Ala., November 5, 1974; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

His son, William Ryan deGraffenried, Sr.-D, ran for Governor in 1962, but lost the runoff to former State Rep. George C. Wallace, Jr.

He ran for Governor again in the 1966 primary, but died in a plane crash on February 9, 1966.

William Ryan deGraffenried, Jr.-D served in the State Senate, elected from the 16th District in 1982, and from the 21st District in 1983, 1986, and 1990. In April 1993, when Lt. Gov. James E. Folsom, Jr.-D succeeded the removed Gov. Guy Hunt-R, State Sen. W. Ryan deGraffenried, Jr., D-21 became Lieutenant Governor. Lt. Gov. W. Ryan deGraffenried, Jr.-D ran for Governor in 1994, but lost the primary to former Secretary of State/former Atty. Gen. Donald Eugene "Don" Siegelman-D.

Former Lt. Gov. W. Ryan deGraffenried, Jr.-D died on December 7, 2006.





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  05/06/1952 AL District 6 - D Primary Lost 48.53% (-2.94%)
  11/07/1950 AL - District 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1948 AL - District 6 Won 82.35% (+64.70%)