Longest continuous member of the US House of Representatives, at 28 terms. Chronic cardiac/renal disease.
Son: Jamie L. Whitten, Jr.
University: University of Mississippi, Oxford
Administrator: Principal, Cowart School, Tallahatchie County, MS (1930-31)
US Congressman, Mississippi 1st (3-Jan-1973 to 3-Jan-1995)
US Congressman, Mississippi 2nd (special election, 4-Nov-1941 to 3-Jan-1973)
Mississippi State Official District Attorney, 17th District (1933-41)
Mississippi State House of Representatives (1931-32)
Mississippi Bar Association 1932
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Author of books:
That We May Live (1966)