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Description: Candidates for GovernorDate: February 4 1886
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 4, Column 2
Candidates for Governor
There are now in the field, to be candidates, before the next Democratic State Convention of Alabama, for the nomination for Governor, four of Alabama’s most distinguished sons. They are Hon. N. H. R. Dawson, of Selma, Hon. Thos. Seay, of Greensboro, Hon. J. M. McKleroy, of Eufaula, and Judge H. D. Clayton, of Clayton. Col. Dawson has been prominent in Alabama politics for a number of years, and has been a member of the Legislature and served one term as Speaker of the House. He served several years as Chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the University since 1876. In all these public positions, Col. Dawson has been true and faithful, and his public record is without the slightest taint or blemish. He is a true, tried, and worthy son of his great and growing State.
Mr. Seay is comparatively a young man, but not without experience in public affairs. He is now serving a second term in the State Senate, and is the honored President of that body. Mr. Seay is a distinguished lawyer, a patriotic and enterprising citizen, and a gentleman of the highest type. As a legislator, he is wise, sagacious, and prudent, and in all the relations of life, he is eminently fitted for dignified labor and usefulness. Among all of Alabama’s statesmen, none are more worthy than Tom Seay.
Capt. McKleroy is well known in Alabama, having served two terms as State Superintendent of Education, and one term in the Lower House of the Legislature. He is one of the leading lawyers of the State, a man of great energy, and possessed of a quick and brilliant intellect. As Superintendent of Education, and as a legislator, Capt. McKleroy was capable, honest, and faithful, and his public record is stainless and pure. He is a son of which Alabama is justly proud.
Judge Clayton is one of Alabama’s most solid and substantial men, and as now Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit of the State. Judge Clayton is a man of great force of character, and has fine executive ability. Besides these four avowed candidates, there are quite a number of other gentlemen who have been prominently mentioned in this connection.
The Convention is several months off yet, and the result is altogether uncertain.—Tuskaloosa Times.