List of people from Mississippi

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This list contains people who were born or lived in the U.S. state of Mississippi.

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  58. ^ "James L. Alcorn". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  59. ^ "William Allain". Mississippi Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  60. ^ "John Mills Allen". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
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  63. ^ "William Barksdale". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
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  66. ^ "Marsha Blackburn". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
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