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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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Yall Politics

Yall Politics
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:56:15 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is number two on this year's list of the nation's worst state AGs, a Competitive Enterprise Institute study finds. The study says Hood, the lone Democrat statewide official, is "attempting to control Google's ...

WAPT Jackson

WAPT Jackson
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:56:15 -0700

JACKSON, Miss. —The attorney for a Mississippi death row inmate argues in court briefs that Richard Gerald Jordan should not be put to death until a federal judge determines if the state's lethal injection protocol is constitutional. Related. Man dies ...

Washington Times

Washington Times
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:11:15 -0700

It appears the MPAA and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took their sleazy efforts further still by collaborating on a secret “dirty tricks” campaign to attack Google. Mr. Hood and the MPAA even developed a plan to drive down Google's stock by ...

Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:14:51 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (R) speaks as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Feb. 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The spat between Google and Hood is only the most recent manifestation of disputes over ...
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:15:00 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently announced announced charges for two separate exploitation and abuse cases. In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, one man is behind bars and charged with a felony count of abuse of a vulnerable person. According to ...

Daily Beast

Daily Beast
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:28:40 -0700

So Thompson has sued in federal court the Mississippi attorney general, the local Democratic Party, and the county's election commission to be reinstated and allowed to run for office. Not content with waiting for the courts, Thompson ran for ...


Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, the United States Attorney's Office, the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy (RCTA) and the Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (LEAPS) have teamed up to offer five free officer involved shooting trainings ...
Natchez Democrat
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:14:25 -0700

A statement from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, which investigated the allegation and will lead in the prosecution of the case, said the thefts of “over $250” were made between November 2014 and February 2015. A spokesperson for the ...

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