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  • Gov. Tighlman Tucker (1802 - 1859)
    Tilghman Mayfield Tucker (February 5, 1802–April 3, 1859) was Governor of Mississippi from 1842 to 1844. He was a Democrat. Tucker was born in North Carolina near Lime Stone Springs, and lived in A...
  • David Holmes, Governor, U.S. Senator (1769 - 1832)
    ) David Holmes (March 10, 1769 – August 20, 1832) was the last governor of the Mississippi Territory and the first governor of the State of Mississippi. Career Born in York County, Pennsylvan...
  • George Poindexter, 2nd Governor of Mississippi (1779 - 1853)
    George Poindexter (1779 – September 5, 1853) was an American politician, lawyer and judge from Mississippi. Background Poindexter was born in Louisa County, Virginia and was of Huguenot ances...
  • Walter Leake, Governor, U.S. Senator (1762 - 1825)
    Walter Leake (May 25, 1762 – November 17, 1825) served as a United States Senator from Mississippi (1817–1820) and as third Governor of Mississippi (1822–1825). He was the first Governor of Missi...
  • Hiram Runnels, Governor (1796 - 1857)
    RUNNELS, HIRAM GEORGE (1796-1857). Hiram George Runnels, planter and representative at the Convention of 1845,qv was born on December 17, 1796, in Hancock County, Georgia. At an early age he moved wi...