Kirk Fordice

Kirk Fordice

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 7 Sep 2004 (aged 70)
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 9432106 · View Source
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Mississippi Governor. Educated at Purdue University, he became successful through his Fordice Construction Company. He served two years active duty as an engineer officer in the 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army and then remained in the Army Reserves obtaining the rank of Colonel. He served as president of the Associated General Contractors of America, Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern States Energy Board and the Southern Technology Council. In 1991, he was elected as a Republican to the 61st Governor of Mississippi, serving until 2000. As Governor, he was successful in pushing for spending restraints, tougher sentencing laws and more prisons. But proposals for tax cuts, school choice and term limits stalled in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kirk Fordice (10 Feb 1934–7 Sep 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9432106, citing Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .