Alabama Lieutenant Governors


James Clarence Inzer

Lieutenant Governor: 1947-1951


James Clarence Inzer, of Gadsden, was born in Springville, St. Clair County, Alabama, on March 5, 1887. He was the son of Henry Judson and Emma (Lewis) Inzer, both natives of St. Clair County; grandson of Marcus L. and Nancy Inzer of Springville, and of I.R.W. and Martha Lewis of Eden. Marcus Inzer was born in Georgia and came to St. Clair County a short time after 1812; I.R.W. Lewis was born in Barbour County. He served four years in the War Between the States.


Mr. Inzer was educated in the schools of Springville; attended Howard College where he graduated as president of the class of 1908; he attended law school at the University of Alabama, 1910-1911, and began the practice of law at Gadsden on September 5 of the latter year. He was a member of the law firm of Hood, Inzer, Martin, and Suttle. He was a delegate from the 7th Congressional District Democratic National Convention in 1916. He served as a member of the Etowah County Board of Education from 1915 for some years. He was Senator from the 6th Senatorial District of the State from 1923 to 1927. He served as a member of the State Board of Education from 1923 to 1933. He was a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee for two terms, eight years, from 1928 to 1936. He was elected Lt. Governor in the fall of 1946 to serve for the period from 1947 to 1951. Mr. Inzer served as a non-commissioned officer in France during World War I, as a member of the 81st Infantry Division. He was a Democrat; Baptist; Mason; Knight of Pythias and Odd Fellow; past president Etowah Bar Association; past president Alabama State Bar Association; past president Gadsden Chamber of Commerce; Gadsden Rotary Club; Gadsden Country Club.


Married: At Anniston, February 1, 1921, Alice Stone Weatherly of that place. She is the daughter of W.H. and Alice (Stone) Weatherly of Anniston. Mr. Weatherly was a Presbyterian and was president of the First National Bank of Anniston for many years.


Children: 1. Alice Stone, married T.C. Donald, Jr. 2. James C., Jr., married Joan Cantrell. 3. Martha W.


Died on December 20, 1967.


Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1947, 30.
ADAH Surname Clippings File.



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