|Eddie Jerome Briggs|
|28th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi|
January 14, 1992 – January 16, 1996
|Preceded by||Brad Dye|
|Succeeded by||Ronnie Musgrove|
|Member of the Mississippi Senate|
|Born||October 14, 1949|
|Residence||Madison, Madison County, Mississippi, USA|
Eddie Jerome Briggs (born October 14, 1949) is a United States politician formerly from De Kalb in Kemper County in eastern Mississippi. Formerly a member of the Mississippi State Senate, Briggs served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, holding that from 1992 to 1996 under Republican Governor Kirk Fordice. Fordice was the first Republican to have served as governor of Mississippi since Reconstruction, and Briggs is the first Republican to have held the office of Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi since Reconstruction. Before that he served in Mississippi Senate.
Promising a "fresh new face", Briggs defeated 12-year Democratic incumbent Brad Dye in the 1991 general election, 49.5 to 41.5 percent. Former state senator Henry Kirksey, an Independent, claimed 9.0 percent. Briggs ran for second term as lieutenant governor in 1995, but lost to a future governor, Ronnie Musgrove, a Democrat.
- Bryant seeks best for Senate spots : DeSoto : Memphis Commercial Appeal
- Lamis, Alexander. Southern Politics in the 1990s. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
- The New Politics of the Old South: an introduction to Southern Politics. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
- Leader Call - Wicker could face old roommate Musgrove in Senate election
- Mississippi's gov. race may determine bragging rights for Election '99 - February 25, 1999
|Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
|This article about a Mississippi politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|