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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.

Attorneys-General are elected statewide for 4-year terms 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
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

References[edit]



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Huffington Post
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:42:32 -0800

Google is taking an attorney general to court on the grounds that his actions could threaten the freedom of the Internet. The tech giant sued Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) in a U.S. district court on Friday, alleging that his efforts to ...
 
Variety
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:23:05 -0800

Google filed a motion Friday in federal district court to block a subpoena by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, alleging that he is motivated by the MPAA's anti-piracy agenda in pursuing criminal prosecution against the company. Hood's 79-page ...
 
The Commercial Dispatch
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:07:30 -0800

JACKSON -- Google Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, trying to block him from pursuing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit against the company after Hood issued a subpoena for information about some of Google's operations.
 
The Verge
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:31:49 -0800

Last Friday, The Verge published leaked documents revealing a secret legal campaign to discredit Google, coordinated by the MPAA on behalf of the major Hollywood studios. The documents show a continued focus on the power to blocking sites from the ...
 
New York Times
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:49:55 -0800

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Headlines & Global News
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:18:45 -0800

Google filed a lawsuit against Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood on Friday for allegedly helping the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launch an illegal campaign against the company. (Photo : Reuters). Google filed a lawsuit against ...

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ConsumerAffairs
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:15:00 -0800

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Business Insider
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:28:01 -0800

Google filed a lawsuit against Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood on Friday, the Washington Post reports. Google has accused Hood of helping launch an illegal campaign against Google and acting as a pawn for Hollywood lobbyist group Motion Picture ...
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