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 James Plemon Coleman

James Plemon Coleman

Birth
Ackerman, Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA
Death 28 Sep 1991 (aged 77)
Ackerman, Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Ackerman, Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 14830080 · View Source
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Mississippi Governor. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, earned a law degree from the George Washington University, in 1939 and was the Mississippi District Attorney of the Fifth Judicial District. He served as circuit judge of the Fifth District, (1946-50), was a justice of the Mississippi State Supreme Court in 1950 and was Attorney General of Mississippi, (1950-56). In 1956, he was elected as a Democrat the 51st Governor of Mississippi, serving until 1960. During his tenure, a tax analysis was initiated, a river improvement program was supported, the state sovereignty commission was formed and industry within the state was promoted. After leaving office, he served as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, (1960-65) and was a judge of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1965-84). He died in retirement of a stroke at age 77.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 14830080
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Plemon Coleman (9 Jan 1914–28 Sep 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14830080, citing Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ackerman, Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .