Ralph H. Doxey

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Ralph H. Doxey (born December 7, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee), is an attorney and a Republican politician in the Mississippi Senate who represented the 2nd district which encompasses Benton, Marshall and Tippah counties from 2004 to 2008.

Early life and education[edit]

Doxey was born on December 7, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.B.A. and from the University's law school with a J.D. Senator Doxey is affilitated with Phi Delta Theta, Delta Sigma Pi and Phi Alpha Delta. He is a member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association.

Legislative Experience[edit]

Doxey served as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1976 until 1988. After a hiatus of 16 years, Doxey was elected to the Senate. In the Senate, he was Chairman of the Corrections committee and Vice Chairman of the Judiciary, Division A committee. He also served on the Fees, Salaries & Administration; Finance; Highways & Transportation and Labor committees. One year after being elected, he switched political parties (from Democrat to Republican). This was not a popular move with his constituency, where there had been a Democratic Senator since reconstruction. He served there from 2004 until 2008, when he was defeated in the 2007 general election by Bill Stone, a Democrat from Ashland, Mississippi.[1] In 2008, he was hired by Governor Haley Barbour to be the Senate Liaison to the Governor, where he still serves.

Personal life[edit]

Doxey is married to Jean Hutchinson. They have four children, Renee, Elizabeth, Kathleen and Ralph. He is a Presbyterian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pettus, Emily Wagster (24 December 2007) Miss. losing some of its most vocal senators, Hattiesburg American, Retrieved November 9, 2010

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