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Ross Robert Barnett
Birth: Jan. 22, 1898
Standing Pine
Leake County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1987
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

Mississippi Governor. A World War I veteran and trial lawyer, Barnett entered politics by running unsuccesfully for Governor in 1951. He ran again in 1955, losing again. His third campaign, in 1959, was successful, and he served as Mississippi's fifty-third Governor from 1960 to 1964. Barnett is remembered primarily for his staunch segregationist attitudes and actions, including his fiery rhetoric when James Meredith, an African American, entered the University of Mississippi in 1962 (Meredith succeeded in graduating) and his decreeing that the Mississippi State University basketball team could not play in the NCAA tournament in 1963 because some of the teams included African Americans (the team managed to sneak away in the dead of night and play in the tournament despite Barnett's decree). Barnett's racist posturings overshadowed the economic accomplishments of his four years in office. He ran again for Governor in 1967 but lost by a wide margin in the primary. (bio by: NatalieMaynor) 
Family links: 
  John William Barnett (1843 - 1920)
  Virginia Ann Chadwick Barnett (1853 - 1933)
  Pearl Crawford Barnett (1905 - 1982)*
  J F Barnett (1873 - 1935)*
  Henry Clay Barnett (1875 - 1896)*
  Elena Barnett (1877 - 1879)*
  Mary Eliza Barnett (1879 - 1962)*
  Horace C Barnett (1881 - 1937)*
  Bert Jefferson Barnett (1884 - 1949)*
  Nellie Barnett Brown (1887 - 1976)*
  Martha Ruth Barnett Phillips (1890 - 1967)*
  John William Barnett (1893 - 1971)*
  Ross Robert Barnett (1898 - 1987)
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Barnett Memorial Garden
Standing Pine
Leake County
Mississippi, USA
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Record added: Jun 25, 2007
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