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William Lowe Waller

William Lowe WallerAKA William Lowe Waller, Sr.

Born: 21-Oct-1926
Birthplace: Lafayette County, MS
Died: 29-Nov-2011
Location of death: Jackson, MS [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Mississippi, 1972-76

Military service: US Army (intelligence officer, Korean War)


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

Father: Percey A. Waller
Mother: Myrtle Gatewood
Wife: Ava Carroll Overton (until his death, four sons, one daughter)
Son:
William L. Waller, Jr. (Mississippi Supreme Court Justice, b. circa 1952)
Daughter: Joy
Son: Robert O. Waller ("Bob")
Son: Edward C. Waller ("Eddie")
Son: Donald E. Waller ("Don")

    High School: Oxford High School
    University: BS, Memphis State University
    Law School: LLB, University of Mississippi

    Governor of Mississippi (18-Jan-1972 to 20-Jan-1976)
    Mississippi State Official Hinds County District Attorney (1959-67)

Author of books:
Straight Ahead: The Memoirs of a Mississippi Governor (2007, memoir)


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