Barnett, Ross Robert

Born: Jan 22, 1898 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 89 years of age.

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.




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