Jim Barnett (Mississippi politician)
|Jim C. Barnett, M.D.|
|Mississippi State Representative from Lincoln County (Brookhaven)|
December 8, 1926|
Edinburg, Leake County
|Died||July 26, 2013
|Resting place||Riverwood Memorial Park in Brookhaven|
|Alma mater||Millsaps College
|Occupation||Physician and surgeon|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||World War II; Korean War|
Born in Edinburg in Leake County in central Mississippi, Barnett served in the United States Navy during World War II and as a naval flight surgeon during the Korean War. He went to Millsaps College, Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi Medical School and then graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He was engaged in family practice and surgery in Lincoln County and lived in Brookhaven. He died at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson at the age of eighty-six.
In the legislature, Barnett worked successfully to bring the Mississippi School of the Arts to Brookhaven. A pilot, Barnett served for twelve years as the chairman of the Mississippi Aeronautics Commission. He was a member and chairman of the Mississippi Board of Mental Health. The mental health facility in Brookhaven is named in his honor.
- Jim C. Barnett-obituary
- Votesmart-Jim Barnett
- "Longtime Legislator Barnett Dies at 86, July 29, 2013". Jackson Free Press. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
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