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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 B. 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
Rosser Alexander 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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Hattiesburg American
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:52:30 -0700

"The injections to the victim on March 16 caused the victim's death on March 24," Assistant Mississippi attorney general Patrick Beasley told jurors in his opening statement. A doctor testified in another trial earlier this year that Gordon died from ...
Jackson Clarion Ledger (blog)
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:54:20 -0700

Mississippi attorney general says Stevie Fielder claims he was given $2K to lie about vote-buying plot in interview. Loading… Post to Facebook. Hood calls out 'political blogger' in pay-to-lie scheme Mississippi attorney general says Stevie Fielder ...
Livingston Daily
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0700

Just hours after the Supreme Court's ruling, Mississippi's attorney general announced plans to implement the state's new voter ID law. Like literacy tests and poll taxes Mississippi used in the past to deprive blacks like Fannie Lou Hamer of the right ...
Mississippi Press (blog)
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:52:30 -0700

In a preemptive move, the Mississippi attorney general at his on-scene press conference had already pointed out the United States Coast and Geodesic Survey marker standing at the northeast corner of the gambling house that proved "the state line was a ...

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:22:30 -0700

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:32:37 -0700

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:22:30 -0700

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:20:22 -0700

JACKSON – Mississippi elections commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a November ballot that lists Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate. Approval of the ballot ...

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