AKA Charles Wayne Dowdy
Birthplace: Fitzgerald, GA
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Mississippi, 1981-89
Congressman from Mississippi's 4th district from 1981 until 1989. Did not seek a fifth term so that he could run against Trent Lott for a U.S. Senate seat in 1988. He lost, 54% to 46%.
Dowdy later ran in the Democratic primary for Governor of Mississippi in 1991; he lost to Ray Mabus, 51% to 42%, in a three-way race.
High School: Gulfport High School, Gulfport, MS (1961)
University: BA, Millsaps College (1965)
Law School: LLB, Jackson School of Law (1968)
US Congressman, Mississippi 4th (1981-89)
Mayor of McComb, MS (1978-81)
Mississippi State Official City Judge, McComb, MS (1970-74)
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