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William "Bill" Allain
Birth: Feb. 14, 1928
Washington
Adams County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 2013
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

Governor of Mississippi. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 58th Governor of the State of Mississippi from 1984 until 1988. After attending the University of Notre Dame, he attained his law degree from the University of Mississippi. Following graduation, he served as an infantryman with the United States Army during the Korean War. After his discharge, he practiced law privately until he was appointed as assistant attorney general of the state in 1962. In 1979, he was elected state attorney general and remained at that capacity until becoming governor in 1984. During his tenure, Allain will perhaps be best remembered for making significant inroads in regards to the hiring of women and minorities for government positions. He made history when he appointed the first African American to the Mississippi Supreme Court. After leaving office, he returned to practicing law. He died of complications from pneumonia. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Natchez City Cemetery
Natchez
Adams County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Dec 02, 2013
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William Bill Allain
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
Rest in peace.
- R!
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013

- Sharon
 Added: Dec. 10, 2013
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