Webb Franklin

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Webb Franklin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by David R. Bowen
Succeeded by Mike Espy
Personal details
Born William Webster Franklin
(1941-12-13) December 13, 1941 (age 75)
Greenwood, Mississippi
Political party Republican
Alma mater Mississippi State University
University of Mississippi
Profession lawyer
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Judge Advocate General's Corps
Years of service 1963–1970
Rank major

William Webster Franklin, known as Webb Franklin (born December 13, 1941), is a former U.S. Representative from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district.


Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, Franklin graduated from Greenwood High School. In 1963, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi State University at Starkville. In 1966, he received his LL.B. and J.D., from the University of Mississippi at Oxford and was admitted to the bar. He was in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1966. He served in United States Army, a major from 1963 to 1970. He worked private practice of law, Greenwood, from 1970 to 1972. He served as assistant district attorney for the Fourth Circuit District Court of Mississippi from 1972 to 1978.

Franklin was elected Fourth District circuit judge from 1978 to 1982.

Representing the 2nd congressional district, Franklin was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the Ninety-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1983–January 3, 1987).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986, after which he resumed the practice of law. He resides in Greenwood, Mississippi.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David R. Bowen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Mike Espy