Talk:Francis Falkenburg

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--Lkseitz 11:24, 11 October 2006 (PDT)

  • There was also a Francis Falkenburg, "prominent Birmingham businessman" who was in talks to bring a a Major Indoor Soccer League team to Birmingham in the late 1970s [1]. This is most likely a son of the theatre manager. --Dystopos 11:33, 11 October 2006 (PDT)
    • A Francis S. Falkenburg is listed as part of the Freedom Train Planning Committee and part of the group pushing for more-than-the-usual-segregration-precautions during the train's visit on December 29, 1947. [2] --Dystopos 11:37, 11 October 2006 (PDT)
Sorry, I saw those after a Google search, too, and should have noted them as well. A trivia note: Some theaters segregated by having blacks sit in the balcony, but I believe the Alabama was "whites only" until the late '60s. --Lkseitz 13:07, 11 October 2006 (PDT)

Tuscaloosa News article

The Tuscaloosa News article on Falkenburg (found via a Google News archive search) contradicts some information already in the article. In particular, it says he managed the Alabama from 1937 (not 1936) to 1959 (not 1950). I'd consider it a secondary source for those dates though, so I'm not going to change the article without more information. It looks like there's plenty more info in Google News on him, but I don't have time to research it right this minute. --Lkseitz 07:33, 30 January 2010 (PST)

1974 election

Results from Google News Archive indicate Falkenburg's 1974 election came down to a court battle over whether his run-off opponent, Raymond Weeks, lived in the newly drawn district lines or not. Weeks was disqualified, but not in time to change the run-off ballots. This left open the question of whether Falkenburg should take office since he didn't have a majority of the votes in the first election. Apparently Falkenburg did, as there are several more stories list him as a Representative from 1974-1978, but I can't find one on the actual resolution of the case/election. Also, the story from The Tuscaloosa News indicated Falkenburg served two terms, but I can't find any other articles with him as Representative outside those four years. --Lkseitz 15:19, 1 February 2010 (PST)