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Seal of the Attorney General of Mississippi

The Attorney General of Mississippi is the chief legal officer of the state and serves as the state's lawyer. Only the Attorney General can bring or defend a lawsuit on behalf of the state.

The Attorney General is elected statewide for a four-year term with no term limits. The qualification for office is that one must be qualified elector, at least 26 years of ages, a practicing attorney for 5 years, and a citizen of the state for 5 years before the date of election.

List of Attorneys General[edit]

Name Term Party
Lyman Harding 1818–1820
Edward Turner 1820–1821
Thomas Buck Reed 1821–1825 Democrat
Richard Stockton 1825–1828
George Adams 1828–1829
Robert H. Buckner 1829–1830
R.M. Gaines 1830–1834
M.D. Patton 1834–1837
T.F. Collins 1837–1841 Democrat
John D. Freeman 1841–1850 Democrat
David (D.C.) Glenn [1] 1850–1857 Democrat
T.J. Wharton 1857–1865 Democrat
Charles E. Hooker 1865–1868 Democrat
Jasper Myers 1868–1870
Joshua S. Morris 1870–1874
George E. Harris 1874–1878 Republican
Thomas C. Catchings 1878–1885 Democrat
Thomas S. Ford 1885–1886 Democrat
T. Marshall Miller 1886–1893 Democrat
Frank Johnston 1893–1896 Democrat
Wiley N. Nash 1896–1900 Democrat
Monroe McClurg 1900–1903 Democrat
William Williams 1903–1907 Democrat
Robert Virgil Fletcher 1907–1908 Democrat
J. Bowman Sterling 1908–1910 Democrat
Shepherd Spencer Hudson 1910–1912 Democrat
Ross A. Collins 1912–1920 Democrat
Frank Roberson 1920–1923 Democrat
C.D. Potter 1923–1924 Democrat
Rush Hightower Knox 1924–1928 Democrat
George T. Mitchell 1928–1932 Democrat
Greek Lent Rice 1932–1950 Democrat
James P. Coleman 1950–1956 Democrat
Joseph Turner Patterson 1956–1969 Democrat
Albioun Fernando Summer 1969–1980 Democrat
William Allain 1980–1984 Democrat
Edwin Lloyd (Ed) Pittman 1984–1988 Democrat
Mike Moore 1988–2004 Democrat
Jim Hood 2004–present Democrat


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Legal Sports Report

Legal Sports Report
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:01:33 -0800

The office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood joined a growing chorus of state AGs opining that daily fantasy sports is illegal under state law. The news also came just minutes before the New York Times reported that payment processor Vantiv ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:05:55 -0800

Jan 28 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Mississippi should allow state executions by firing squad, electrocution, hanging and nitrogen gas when drugs for lethal injections are not available, the state's attorney general said. Attorney General Jim Hood, a ...

The Sun Herald

The Sun Herald
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:41:15 -0800

... for holding office pools and tell players nobody ever was prosecuted in Mississippi for betting on an Internet site. -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood joined attorneys general in other states with an opinion that fantasy sports betting is ...
Natchez Democrat
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:45:00 -0800

The path was at least partially cleared in the late 1990s, when the Mississippi Attorney General's Office issued three opinions stating that cities had the authority to regulate tobacco sales beyond the baseline set by the state so under the state's ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:18:45 -0800

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -. This is a news release from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. Kenath Dwayne Peal, 57, of Horn Lake, has been sentenced for child exploitation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Peal pleaded guilty Tuesday to one ...


Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:33:45 -0800

1985). Schneiderman would probably argue that the federal courts lack jurisdiction over a lawsuit against him under the First Amendment. But a court ruled against a somewhat similar argument made by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in Google v.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:07:30 -0800

This is a news release from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. A Collinsville man was convicted of DUI manslaughter, announced Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. A Lauderdale County Jury deliberated for less than one hour before finding ...

The National Law Review

The National Law Review
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:00:00 -0800

The Mississippi AG issued an opinion last week declaring: “Fantasy sports wagering is illegal in the state of Mississippi under current law both on a licensed gaming floor and outside of a licensed gaming floor. Any change to the law would be a matter ...

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