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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 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


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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Lee McDivitt, an investigator for the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, testified during the trial that he found a large bottle of silicone and syringes in Garner's home that were labeled "veterinary use only." Garner, who is transgender, was ...


Mississippi Press (blog)
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0700

Investigator Lee McDivitt of the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, describes the contents of an evidence bag during arguments in the depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud trial of Tracey Lynn Garner, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in ...

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Ms. Magazine
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:08:44 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is asking the full US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse a panel decision that upheld a preliminary injunction of Mississippi's TRAP law, allowing the state's only abortion clinic to remain open.
Lexology (registration)
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0700

The immediate practical effect is that removing parens patriae actions (actions brought by a state on behalf of its citizens, such as the much-publicized tobacco suits), like the action brought by the Mississippi Attorney General in AU Optronics, to ...

Daily Caller

Daily Caller
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:19:27 -0700

It's long been a predictable pattern. A state or locality relaxes its restrictions on carrying firearms and doesn't devolve into the anarchy gun opponents predicted. The latest example comes from Mississippi, where last year a change in the law, and a ...
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:22:30 -0700

In Mr. Draper's comments concerning Mississippi's implementation of a government- issued voter ID, he indicated shortly after the Supreme Court issued the Shelby decision, the “Mississippi's attorney general announced plans to implement the state's ...
Washington Post
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:22:30 -0700

When Brandon's attorneys at the Mississippi Innocence Project pointed out the phantom study in a brief, attorneys for the office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood attempted to claim that Hayne must have been referencing studies or panels from ...

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Greenfield Daily Reporter
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0700

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi's attorney general has dropped criminal embezzlement charges against Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge because of the death of a key witness. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1AYRns1) ...

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