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William Allain

William AllainAKA William A. Allain

Born: 14-Feb-1928
Birthplace: Washington, MS
Died: 2-Dec-2013
Location of death: Jackson, MS [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [2]
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Mississippi, 1984-88

Military service: US Army (infantry, Korean War, discharged 1953)


[1] St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS.

[2] Persistent rumors of homosexuality. These rumors are, however, tainted by political motives: he was the target of a smear campaign by his Republican opponents. Allain's attorney obtained in 1984 sworn statements by three male prostitutes who previously made allegations of homosexual activity with Allain, that their earlier allegations were invented. Allain did not run for reelection in 1987.

    University: University of Notre Dame
    Law School: University of Mississippi Law School (1950)

    Governor of Mississippi (10-Jan-1984 to 12-Jan-1988)
    Attorney General of Mississippi (1979-83)
    Mississippi State Official Assistant State Attorney General (1962-75)
    Polygraphed 2-Nov-1983


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