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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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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:22:30 -0700

Attorney General Jim Hood announced that $292,281 in federal funding has been awarded to the Mississippi Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force from the U.S. Department of Justice to support the development of strategies that ...


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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:09:11 -0700

Mississippi's Attorney General candidates faced off Monday. Incumbent Jim Hood and challenger Mike Hurst gave their pitches at a luncheon. Mike Hurst would like a more formal debate with Jim Hood. "I think he's about to get a big dash of cold water in ...


Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:26:13 -0700

Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood supports a ballot initiative that would open the doors to lawsuits over K-12 funding. He has even admitted as such. “Courts have been deciding these issues. That's nothing new,” Hood said of ballot initiative 42 at ...

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:37:17 -0700

(Reuters) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's campaign messaging highlights his passion for hunting and his ties to the state's popular Republican governor. But the prosecutor sometimes called the "last Democrat in Dixie" glosses over his own ...

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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 21:46:39 -0700

It is “over-extending” recent Supreme Court rulings striking down state marriage bans to argue that Mississippi's ban on same-sex couples adopting is now also unconstitutional, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood argues. posted on Sept. 13, 2015, at ...


Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:37:30 -0700

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The Consumer Protection Division of the Mississippi Attorney General's Office has received inquiries about checks received in the mail recently by 500,000 Mississippi consumers. The checks are being sent following a 2011 settlement directed at taxes ...

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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0700

The race for Mississippi attorney general appears to be the only hotly contested statewide challenge. Republican Mike Hurst, a former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office, wants to unseat Jim Hood, a Democrat, who has held the job for 12 years. At ...

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