Baxley, William J., 1941-


Attorney General of Alabama (1971-1979) and lieutenant governor (1983-1987). Born in Dothan, Alabama, on June 27, 1941. Elected Attorney General in 1970. He successfully prosecuted Ku Klux Klansman Robert Chambliss for his part in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

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