Michael K. Randolph

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Michael Randolph
Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Assumed office
April 23, 2004
Appointed byHaley Barbour
Preceded byEdwin Pittman
Personal details
Born1946 (age 72–73)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kathy Webb
Alma materRollins College
University of Mississippi,

Naval Justice School

The Hon. Michael K. Randolph (born 1946) is a Presiding Justice on the Supreme Court of Mississippi. He represents District 2 Place 3.

Early years[edit]

Randolph is the son of a construction worker who had a third-grade education.[1]

He served as an air traffic controller in Vietnam with the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division and was honorably discharged in 1967. After serving in the army, he joined the Navy reserves.

In 1972, he graduated from Rollins College, and two years later, he earned a Juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law.[1][2] While in law school, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve, attending the Naval Justice School, and serving as an attorney with the Judge Advocate General Corps. He received an honorable discharge in 1975.


From 1975 until 2004, Randolph practiced law in Biloxi, Mississippi and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. On April 23, 2004, Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Randolph to the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve the unexpired term of former Chief Justice Edwin L. Pittman.[3] In November 2004, Randolph was elected to the Supreme Court for an eight-year term that began January 1, 2005.[4]

President Ronald Reagan appointed Randolph to serve on the National Coal Council. Randolph has also served on the board of directors for William Carey College, and he was past president of the South Central Mississippi Bar Association.

Personal life[edit]

Justice Randolph is married to Kathy Webb Randolph. He has three children and four grandchildren. He is a member of Temple Baptist Church.


  1. ^ a b "Justice Michael K. and Kathy Randolph". olemiss.edu. 2007.
  2. ^ State of Mississippi Supreme Court: Michael K. Randolph
  3. ^ "Governor's Remarks: Michael K. Randolph Appointed to the Supreme Court". governorbarbour.com. April 23, 2004. Archived from the original on December 27, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  4. ^ "Associate Justice Michael K. Randolph District 2 Place 3". mssc.state.ms.us. Retrieved 2009-02-10.