Ralph H. Doxey
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
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.
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. In 2008, he was hired by Governor Haley Barbour to be the Senate Liaison to the Governor, where he still serves.
Doxey is married to Jean Hutchinson. They have four children, Renee, Elizabeth, Kathleen and Ralph. He is a Presbyterian.
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