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.