Jack Reed (Mississippi)
|Jack Reed, Sr.|
May 19, 1924 |
|Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1987|
Jack Raymond Reed, Sr. (born May 19, 1924), a businessman from Tupelo, was the 1987 Mississippi Republican gubernatorial nominee. He defeated Doug Lemon in his party primary election. Reed then lost the general election to Democrat Ray Mabus.
At the same time, Reed's 47 percent showing was encouraging to his party, which in 1991 won the governorship for the first time since Reconstruction with the election of businessman Kirk Fordice, who unseated Mabus.
Reed is remembered well across Mississippi, and particularly in his home of Lee County, several books having been written about him. His son, Jack Reed, Jr., is the current mayor of their hometown, Tupelo, Mississippi.
- "Oral history with Mr. Jack Raymond Reed". Lib.usm.edu. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- APPublished: August 06, 1987 (1987-08-06). "Mississippi Runoff Set For Democrats - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- TIME Magazine, November 16, 1987
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