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Jackson, MS

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.city.jackson.ms.us/

Population:
184256 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1822

County:
Hinds County, Madison County, Rankin County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Jackson Clarion-Ledger

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Millsaps College
1890
Belhaven College
1883
Jackson State University
1877

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis
1905
Trustmark
1889
Wise Carter Child & Caraway
1883

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Reuben V. Anderson
Attorney
16-Sep-1942   Partner, Phelps Dunbar
David Banner
Rapper
11-Apr-1974   Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1
Jim Barksdale
Business
24-Jan-1943   CEO of Netscape, 1995-99
George H. Carley
Judge
24-Sep-1938   Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Virgis W. Colbert
Business
1939   EVP at Miller Brewing, 1997-2005
Cat Cora
Chef
c. 1968   Iron Chef America
Richard Ford
Novelist
16-Feb-1944   Independence Day
M. C. Gainey
Actor
18-Jan-1948   Sideways
Cynthia Geary
Actor
21-Mar-1965   Shelly Tambo on Northern Exposure
Gregg Harper
Politician
1-Jun-1956   Congressman, Mississippi 3rd
Beth Henley
Playwright
8-May-1952   Crimes of the Heart
Faith Hill
Country Musician
21-Sep-1967   Take Me as I Am
Warren A. Hood, Jr.
Business
c. 1952   Hood Companies
Larry Hoover
Criminal
30-Nov-1950   Gangster Disciples
Lauren Jones
TV Personality
27-Aug-1982   Anchorwoman
Simbi Khali
Actor
28-Apr-1971   Nina Campbell on 3rd Rock from the Sun
Daniel Curtis Lee
Actor
17-May-1991   Simon Nelson-Cook on Ned's Declassified
Tom Lester
Actor
23-Sep-1938   Eb Dawson on Green Acres
Harold M. Messmer, Jr.
Business
20-Feb-1946   CEO of Robert Half International
Willie Morris
Author
29-Nov-1934 2-Aug-1999 North Toward Home
Wes Pruden
Columnist
18-Dec-1935   Washington Times Editor-in-Chief, 1992-2008
LeAnn Rimes
Country Musician
28-Aug-1982   How Do I Live
Kathryn Stockett
Novelist
1969   The Help
Tate Taylor
Film Director
c. 1969   The Help
Bobby V
Singer
27-Feb-1980   Slow Down
William L. Waller, Jr.
Judge
c. 1952   Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court
Eudora Welty
Author
13-Apr-1909 23-Jul-2001 The Optimist's Daughter
Cassandra Wilson
Singer
4-Dec-1955   New Moon Daughter

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ross R. Barnett
Politician
22-Jan-1898 6-Nov-1987 Governor of Mississippi, 1960-64
Medgar Evers
Activist
2-Jul-1925 12-Jun-1963 Civil rights activist murdered in 1963
Kirk Fordice
Politician
10-Feb-1934 7-Sep-2004 Governor of Mississippi, 1992-2000
Willie Morris
Author
29-Nov-1934 2-Aug-1999 North Toward Home
Floyd Spence
Politician
9-Apr-1928 16-Aug-2001 Congressman from South Carolina, 1971-2001
John C. Stennis
Politician
3-Aug-1901 23-Apr-1995 US Senator from Mississippi, 1947-89
William Lowe Waller
Politician
21-Oct-1926 29-Nov-2011 Governor of Mississippi, 1972-76
Eudora Welty
Author
13-Apr-1909 23-Jul-2001 The Optimist's Daughter
Arthur Winstead
Politician
6-Jan-1904 14-Mar-1995 Congressman from Mississippi, 1943-65



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