|Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi|
1964 – December 19, 1966
|Preceded by||Sam Lumpkin (first term)
Paul B. Johnson, Jr. (second term)
|Succeeded by||Paul B. Johnson, Jr. (first term)
Charles L. Sullivan (second term)
September 14, 1913|
Meridian, Lauderdale County
|Died||December 19, 1966
Laurel, Jones County
Carroll Gartin (September 14, 1913 – December 19, 1966) was an American Democratic politician from Laurel in Jones County in southeastern Mississippi, who served three terms as the 22nd lieutenant governor of his state. He was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1913.
He served his first term from 1952 to 1960 under fellow Democrats, Governors Hugh L. White and James P. Coleman. He returned to the office for two years under Paul B. Johnson, Jr., but died midway in the term. In the 1963 campaign, Gartin accused Johnson's opponent, the Republican nominee Rubel Phillips of Corinth and Jackson of having created an unnecessary general election, a scenario then new to Mississippi. As a former Democrat, Gartin said that Phillips could have remained in the Democratic primary and hence voided the need for a third election.
Johnson's campaign was buoyed by outgoing Governor Ross Barnett and Democratic state chairman Bidwell Adam. Johnson topped Phillips, 62-38 percent, and Gartin defeated the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, Stanford Morse, a state senator from Gulfport by an even larger 74-26 percent.
Gartin was a staunch white supremacist and a former supporter of Governor and U.S. SenatorTheodore Bilbo. He was a member of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, which was devoted to preserving racial segregation in the state.
The Carroll Gartin Justice Building (Mississippi Supreme Court and the Mississippi Court of Appeals as well as the state law library. Gartin was an attorney; he practiced law with Republican Charles W. Pickering.) in the state capital of Jackson is named after him and houses the
- Billy Hathorn, "Challenging the Status Quo: Rubel Lex Phillips and the Mississippi Republican Party (1963-1967)", The Journal of Mississippi History XLVII, November 1985, No. 4, p. 256
- "Lt.-Gov Carroll Gartin Dies Of Heart Attack", Biloxi Daily Herald, Monday, December 19, 1966, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Of America
- "Caroll Gartin Suffers a Fatal Heart Attack", Hattiesburg American, Monday, December 19, 1966, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States Of America
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