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Ross R. Barnett

AKA Ross Robert Barnett

Born: 22-Jan-1898
Birthplace: Standing Pine, MS
Died: 6-Nov-1987
Location of death: Jackson, MS [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Barnett Cemetery, Standing Pine, MS

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Mississippi, 1960-64

Military service: US Army (WWI)


[1] Doctor's Hospital, Jackson, MS.

Wife: Mary Pearl Crawford (schoolteacher, m. 1929, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Ouida Barnett Atkins (b. 4-Sep-1933)
Son: Ross Barnett, Jr.

    University: BA, Mississippi College (1922)
    Law School: University of Mississippi (1926)

    Governor of Mississippi (1960-64)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Mississippi Bar Association President (1943-44)
    Contempt of Court (5th US Court of Appeals, charge dropped 1965)
    White Supremacists


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