Mississippi Attorney General

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The Attorney-General of Mississippi is the chief legal officer of the state and serves as the State's lawyer. Only the Attorney-General can bring or defend a lawsuit on behalf of the State.

Attorneys-General are elected statewide for 4-year terms with no term limits. The qualification for office is that one must be qualified elector, at least 26 years of ages, a practicing attorney for 5 years, and a citizen of the state for 5 years before the date of election.

List of Attorneys-General[edit]

Name Term Party
Lyman Harding 1818-1820
Edward Turner 1820-1821
Thomas Buck Reed 1821-1825
Richard Stockton 1825-1828
George Adams 1828-1829
Robert H. Buckner 1829-1830
R.M. Gaines 1830-1834
M.D. Patton 1834-1837
T.F. Collins 1837-1841 Democrat
John D. Freeman 1841-1850 Democrat
David (D.C.) Glenn [1] 1850-1857 Democrat
T.J. Wharton 1857-1865 Democrat
Charles E. Hooker 1865-1868 Democrat
Jasper Myers 1868-1870
Joshua S. Morris 1870-1874
George E. Harris 1874-1878 Republican
Thomas C. Catchings 1878-1885 Democrat
Thomas S. Ford 1885-1886 Democrat
T. Marshall Miller 1886-1893 Democrat
Frank Johnston 1893-1896 Democrat
Wiley N. Nash 1896-1900 Democrat
Monroe McClurg 1900-1903 Democrat
William Williams 1903-1907 Democrat
Robert Virgil Fletcher 1907-1908 Democrat
J. Bowman Sterling 1908-1910 Democrat
Shepherd Spencer Hudson 1910-1912 Democrat
Ross A. Collins 1912-1920 Democrat
Frank Roberson 1920-1923 Democrat
C.D. Potter 1923-1924 Democrat
Rush Hightower Knox 1924-1928 Democrat
George T. Mitchell 1928-1932 Democrat
Greek Lent Rice 1932-1950 Democrat
James P. Coleman 1950-1956 Democrat
Joseph Turner Patterson 1956-1969 Democrat
Albioun Fernando Summer 1969-1980 Democrat
William Allain 1980-1984 Democrat
Edwin Lloyd (Ed) Pittman 1984-1988 Democrat
Mike Moore 1988-2004 Democrat
Jim Hood 2004-present Democrat

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