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Robert Richard Latham

Robert Richard Latham was American state emergency management director, emergency management & homeland security consultant. Member of National Emergency Management Association (Chairman.legislative committee 2005).


  • Latham, Robert Richard was born on March 31, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Robert Richard Senior and Maxine Waldrop Latham.

  • Education

    • Degree, United States Army Sgts. Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, 1988.


    • Sergeant major MSARNG, 1969—1995. Fire chief Senatobia Fire Department, 1982—2000. Director Tate County Emergency Management Agency, 1995—2000.

      Executive director Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Jackson, 2000—2006. Retired, 2006

      Governors homeland security advisor State of Mississippi, Jackson, 2002—2004. Board directors Central United States Earthquake Consortium, Memphis, 2000—2006, chairman board directors, 2004—2005.

      Fire coordinator Tate County, Senatobia, Mississippi, 1988—2000. President Tate County E911 Board, Senatobia, 1993—2000.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include Guided the state of Mississippi's preparedness, response, and recovery efforts through eleven presidential disaster declarations including hurricane Katrina. Development of state's first homeland security strategy after September 11, 2001 and developed and deployed state's first regional response system.


    Government is appointed by God as His servant to encourage good and restrain evil to the end that all people are blessed and His people are enabled to live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.


    The Bible is the ultimate source of practical and proven methods for joy and life.

    Denomination: Baptist


    All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


    Member of National Emergency Management Association (Chairman.legislative committee 2005).


    • Married Charlotte Anne Eoff. Children: Robert Richard III, Steven Edward.
    • father: Robert Richard Senior
    • mother: Maxine Waldrop Latham
    • spouse: Charlotte Anne Eoff
    • children: Robert Richard III Latham
    • Steven Edward Latham
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    Born March 31, 1951
    (age 66)