Donald Comer

Barbour County native James McDonald (Donald) Comer (1877-1963) was the son of Braxton Bragg Comer and began to take over management of the textile company, Avondale Mills, when his father became governor of Alabama in 1907. Like many of Alabama's industrial and political leaders, Donald Comer aligned himself with the Dixiecrats, who favored limited regulation on business and industry and supported segregation.

Courtesy of the Birmingham Public Library Archives