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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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Greenfield Daily Reporter
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:56:39 -0800

JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore said Friday that he and others on a new task force have already started examining contracts awarded by the Department of Corrections as they evaluate state spending with private ...
 
Richmond County Daily Journal
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:48:45 -0800

Arrington was arrested Wednesday by the Rockingham Police Department and the Hamlet Police Department at his place of employment in Rockingham, North Carolina based on an investigation conducted by the Mississippi Attorney General's Cyber Crime ...

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:15:00 -0800

But the Mississippi attorney general's office argues in briefs that the state's traditional marriage laws defining and recognizing marriage as the union between one man and one woman are not unconstitutional. The attorney general said Mississippi is ...

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:52:30 -0800

... of Hamlet, NC was arrested Wednesday by the Rockingham Police Department and the Hamlet Police Department at his place of employment in Rockingham, NC based on an investigation conducted by the Mississippi Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit.

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:15:00 -0800

However, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood — upset that abortion would still be legal in his state — filed a request with the 5th Circuit for a rehearing of the case. On Thursday, the court denied his request, thereby upholding the ...

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:52:30 -0800

Asked whether the state would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, Schaefer, spokeswoman for Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood, said Thursday: "We are in the process of reviewing the order and considering our options." Nancy Northup, president and ...
 
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:22:30 -0800

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:07:30 -0800

In addition to Bryant and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, the plaintiffs also named Hinds County Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn as a defendant in the case. Dunn has denied marriage licenses to numerous gay couples, but Teeuwissen, acting as her ...
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