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John Bell Williams

Born: 4-Dec-1918
Birthplace: Raymond, MS
Died: 25-Mar-1983
Location of death: Brandon, MS
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, 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, 1968-72

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII, pilot, 1941-44, lost lower left arm)

Wife: Elizabeth Ann Wells

    University: Hinds Junior College, Raymond, MS (1936)
    University: University of Mississippi (1938)
    University: Jackson Law School, Jackson, MS (1940)

    Governor of Mississippi (16-Jan-1968 to 18-Jan-1972)
    US Congressman, Mississippi 3rd (1963 to 16-Jan-1968, resigned)
    US Congressman, Mississippi 4th (1953-63)
    US Congressman, Mississippi 7th (3-Jan-1947 to 1953)
    Mississippi State Official Hinds County Prosecuting Attorney (1944-46)
    Freemasonry
    Purple Heart
    Declared Martial Law Hurricane Camille (Aug-1969)


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