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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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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:48:45 -0700

Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt adresses the 9th Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF2015), held in Riyadh, on January 26, 2015. Google recently sued Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, suspecting he was working with the MPAA against ...

Ars Technica

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:25:34 -0700

Google claims in a new court filing that staffers of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood proposed a coordinated anti-Google campaign involving major media conglomerates, including segments on “Today” and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, ...

WAPT Jackson

WAPT Jackson
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:52:30 -0700

JACKSON, Miss. —The Mississippi Supreme Court has been asked to set an execution date for death row inmate Richard Gerald Jordan. Related. Bert Case milestone: 50 years in... Police: Courthouse suspect's mother... GOP hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Tupelo.

Washington Post

Washington Post
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:28:45 -0700

Memphis News 24 reported that Goode's family attorney has requested that the Mississippi attorney general investigate the death. The attorney general was aware of the request but he could not confirm or deny Monday whether he would move forward with ...


Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:32:06 -0700

In 2012, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office joined other states in challenging the EPA's new Clean Air Act regulations. On June 29, 2015, the United States Supreme Court agreed with the position advocated by Mississippi and other states by ...

Tech Times

Tech Times
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:37:30 -0700

Emails between the MPAA and the Mississippi Attorney General's office have revealed a calculated campaign plan orchestrated in an attempt to revive SOPA-like website censorship and attack Google via various media outlets. The documents were ...

Center for Democracy and Technology (blog)

Center for Democracy and Technology (blog)
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:26:15 -0700

James M. Hood, III, stems from a 79-page subpoena the Mississippi Attorney General served on Google after the company refused to comply with his demands to block, filter, and alter the way it displays search results and other content. The amicus brief ...
Yall Politics
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:03:45 -0700

As Mississippi's Attorney General, I would fight this example of federal overreach as aggressively as I would be fighting President Obama's healthcare law, his executive order on illegal immigration, and his attempt to circumvent the Second amendment ...

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