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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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3380 news items

New York Times

WLOX
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:14:53 -0700

FORREST COUNTY (Mississippi News Now) - The Mississippi Attorney General issued a statement today about the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. Attorney General Jim Hood said, “The Supreme Court's decision is not immediately effective in ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:31:38 -0700

In a statement, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) said the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide would not go into effect in his state until the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts a stay on a ruling handed down last ...
 
ABC News
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:58:34 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood: Gay Marriages Cannot Take Place Immediately in State. JACKSON, Miss. — Jun 26, 2015, 11:56 AM ET. Share. 0. Associated Press. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood: Gay marriages cannot take place ...

BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed News
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:16:44 -0700

In a filing Tuesday, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office asks a federal appeals court to allow its lawyers to stop representing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant. [Update: The 5th Circuit granted the request on Wednesday, and Bryant's lawyer later ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:05:45 -0700

Their mistake? Arriving just after Mississippi's attorney general, Jim Hood, declared that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right would not be observed in the Magnolia State. INTERACTIVE: Track changes in the ...

USA TODAY

USA TODAY
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:51:08 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood sent a message to county clerks Friday saying the Supreme Court's decision was not "immediately effective" in the state. It was short-lived. Hood retracted the message Monday saying it had been misinterpreted.

WJTV

WJTV
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:50:38 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. JACKSON, MS – R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) and Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation (B&W) has settled with the state of Mississippi for $15 million. Brown and Williamson dodged paying the state ...

WAPT Jackson

WAPT Jackson
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:00:00 -0700

TODAY, WE ASKED MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOOD WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT A POSSIBLE CHANGE. HOOD SAYS THE STATE LEGISLATURE SHOULD DECIDE WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL STARS AND BARS IN THE ...
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