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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

References[edit]



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Mississippi Business Journal (blog)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:17:05 -0700

The trend among gun fanatics of openly carrying assault weapons and other firearms into stores and restaurants could spread to polling places around Mississippi in November. The key here is that gun owners must wear the weapon so it is visible to ...
 
Jackson Clarion Ledger (blog)
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:53:42 -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 ...
 
Natchez Democrat
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0700

Carby issued a memorandum Wednesday morning citing various opinions from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office stating the school board members could not be removed based on the information provided. Gray's concerns, which led to the city board's ...
 
iHealthBeat
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) said he plans to issue a civil investigative demand against Google to see how the company screens videos and advertisements for illegal online prescription drug advertisements, Bloomberg reports ...
 
Washington Post
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0700

In particular, the office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has vocally and robustly defended Hayne and refused to review any of the cases in which he has testified. In the Brandon case, I noted two particularly troubling aspects of Hayne's ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:05:50 -0700

“We are reviewing the ruling and considering our options,” said Jan Schaefer, a spokeswoman for Jim Hood, Mississippi's attorney general. State Representative Sam C. Mims, who was the chief sponsor of the law, expressed disappointment with the ruling, ...

Boston Globe

Boston Globe
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:26:15 -0700

“We are reviewing the ruling and considering our options,” said Jan Schaefer, a spokeswoman for Jim Hood, Mississippi's attorney general. State Representative Sam C. Mims, who was the chief sponsor of the law, expressed disappointment with the ruling, ...
 
Wall Street Journal
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:41:18 -0700

A spokeswoman for Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, whose office represented the state in the case, said the office is reviewing the ruling and considering its options. Dorinda Bordlee, senior counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund, a group that ...
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