Secretary of Labor
At age 39, President Jimmy Carter appointed the Mobile native as director of the Labor Department’s Women’s Bureau. On May 1, 1997, Herman became America’s 23rd Secretary of Labor. She was the first African American to lead the department.
Businessman and Mayor of Foley
Holk was Foley’s mayor from 1976 until 1996, a time in which the area had tremendous growth — and growing pains. For two generations, he served on numerous boards, including Foley’s school board.
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