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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.

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 Buck 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
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

References[edit]



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Themississippilink

Themississippilink
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:03:45 -0700

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Attorney General Jim Hood is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 21 school districts that argues Mississippi owes them $230 million in education aid and demands an end to future shortfalls. In papers filed Tuesday in ...

Mississippi Business Journal (blog)

Mississippi Business Journal (blog)
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wants to refile a lawsuit over the water rights question. The U.S. Supreme refused in 2010 to consider a similar claim. Mississippi alleges that Memphis' wells have created “cones of depression” in the water table ...
 
Memphis Daily News
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wants to refile a lawsuit over the water rights question. The U.S. Supreme Court refused in 2010 to consider a similar claim. Mississippi alleges that Memphis' wells have created "cones of depression" in the water ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:03:45 -0700

AG Jim Hood said today during his budget presentation that his office will file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove on behalf of some school districts. jim hood. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood speaks before the ...

WTVA

WTVA
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:35:35 -0700

The Commission says Judge Thompson continued this practice even after requesting and receiving an opinion from the Mississippi Attorney General's office that advised him such was not permitted. The recommendations also ask for fines and court costs in ...

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0700

“After receiving an alert from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office identified an international criminal enterprise that has operated within multiple Louisiana parishes including ...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:22:12 -0700

The Mississippi attorney general's office said Loden was aware of the proceedings that were taking place in the state court and actively participated in a question-and-answer session during his guilty plea. "From the record evidence in this case it is ...
 
Meridian Star
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:41:15 -0700

... District, before we could move on with the process. Then we put this out for bid, then RUS. The grant money came first." A contract between the town of Marion and the Dalewood Sewer District has been approved by the Mississippi Attorney General's ...
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