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Barnett, Ross Robert

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1987 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician

Ross Robert Barnett is an US lawyer, Democratic politician, and segregationist.

1898 – Ross Robert Barnett was born January 22, in Standing Pine in Leake County.

1922 – Barnett earned an undergraduate degree from Mississippi College in Clinton.

1929 – Ross Robert Barnett married Mary Pearl Crawford.

1943-1945 – He served as president of the Mississippi Bar Association.

1960-1964 – Ross Robert Barnett was elected as Governor of Mississippi and was formally inaugurated on 19th of January.

1962 – Barnett actively opposed James Meredith’s efforts to desegregate his alma mater, the University of Mississippi.

1987 – Ross Robert Barnett died 6th of November.

Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson, Mississippi, is named in his honor, as is Barnett Lake in Smith County, Mississippi.