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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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SunHerald.com
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:05:53 -0700

Attorney General Jim Hood continues to work his magic in Mississippi where he is both wildly popular and up by a sizeable margin in the latest Mason-Dixon poll. He is the only Democrat in statewide elective office. Hood was prefered by 55 percent to 40 ...
 
MediaPost Communications
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:54:05 -0700

The courtroom showdown between Google and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood originally centered on whether Google would have to provide Hood with a slew of documents related to online copyright infringement by sites indexed in its search engine.

WAPT Jackson

WAPT Jackson
Wed, 13 May 2015 13:03:45 -0700

JACKSON, Miss. —Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said the state is getting $358,269 from Verizon Wireless and Sprint in a settlement of charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills so they could keep a ...

WAPT Jackson

WAPT Jackson
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:56:15 -0700

Forrest County Circuit Court Judge Robert Helfrich sentenced William E. Conley to 40 years, with eight years to serve and five years post-release supervision, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said. Conley, 40, must register as a sex offender upon ...
 
Philadelphia Neshoba Democrat
Fri, 15 May 2015 04:32:47 -0700

... revealed Hood had been working with Hollywood's anti-Google initiative "Project Goliath." Assisting Hood was none other than Hood's former boss and predecessor, former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore. Hood and Hollywood went after Google.

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WJTV
Mon, 11 May 2015 14:45:00 -0700

The Mississippi Sheriffs Association, the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Mississippi Chiefs of Police Association, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics will ...
 
WDAM-TV
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:41:27 -0700

(The following is a press release from the Mississippi Attorney General's office.) Jackson, MS—A Bassfield resident is going to prison for selling counterfeit merchandise, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. Willie Lorenzo Greer, 61, of ...

New York Times

Huffington Post
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:48:26 -0800

Google is taking an attorney general to court on the grounds that his actions could threaten the freedom of the Internet. The tech giant sued Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) in a U.S. district court on Friday, alleging that his efforts to ...
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