Haley Barbour

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Haley Barbour
Haley Barbour by Gage Skidmore.jpg
63rd Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 13, 2004 – January 10, 2012
LieutenantAmy Tuck
Phil Bryant
Preceded byRonnie Musgrove
Succeeded byPhil Bryant
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
January 29, 1993 – January 17, 1997
Preceded byRichard Bond
Succeeded byJim Nicholson
Personal details
Haley Reeves Barbour

(1947-10-22) October 22, 1947 (age 74)
Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Marsha Dickson (m. 1971)
EducationUniversity of Mississippi, Oxford (BA, JD)

Haley Reeves Barbour[1] (born October 22, 1947) is an American politician.[2] He was the governor of Mississippi from 2004 to 2012. He was mentioned as a possible candidate for President of the United States in the 2012. In April 2011, Barbour said he will not run for president.

Early years[change | change source]

Barbour was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he was raised as the youngest of three sons of Grace LeFlore (née Johnson) and Jeptha Fowlkes Barbour, Jr.[3] Haley's father, a lawyer, died when Barbour was two years old.[4] Barbour's father who was a Circuit Judge had an inmate to assist him when Judge Barbour became ill. Leon Turner, who was given a posthumous pardon by Barbour in the closing days of his administration, had helped to raise him.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Graham, Judith; Schick, Elizabeth A.; Young, Gray; Claggett, Hilary D.; Helbok, Miriam, eds. (December 1996). Current Biography Yearbook 1996. H.W. Wilson. p. 16. ISBN 978-0824209087.
  2. Library, C. N. N. (18 February 2013). "Haley Barbour Fast Facts". CNN.
  3. Lawrence Kestenbaum. "Index to Politicians: Barbour". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  4. Huey-Burns, Caitlin (February 14, 2011). "10 Things You Didn't Know About Haley Barbour". U.S News & World Report. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  5. Freeland, Tom. "Gov. Barbour press conference on pardons issues". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012.

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