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Douglas Wicks

Mobile County Commissioner, District 1
In office
1980 – 1987
Succeeded by Sam Jones

Born Mobile, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Religion Roman Catholic

Douglas M. Wicks is a politician in Mobile County, Alabama. Elected to the Mobile County Commission in 1980, he was the first African American to hold that position since Reconstruction. He would go on to be removed from office for ethics violations. His successor, Sam Jones, would go on to serve 18 years in office, and was elected as the first African American mayor of Mobile in 2005. In 1974, Wicks was King of MAMGA, the African American organization which elects a Mardi Gras King to preside over the city each year. His queen was future Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman.[1][2]


African American politicians

Preceded by
Capt. Roosevelt J. Lewis
King of Carnival, Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association
Succeeded by
Walter Beck LeFlore
Preceded by
Jim Womack
Mobile County Commissioner, District 1
1980 – 1987
Succeeded by
Sam Jones


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