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Frank Ryder BIRDSALL

State tax commissioner

Frank Ryder BIRDSALL, American State Tax Commissioner. Member of Knights of Pythias.; National Editorial Association; Mississippi Press Association; Mississippi History Society; Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


BIRDSALL, Frank Ryder was born on February 28, 1859 in Kirkwood, Warren Company, 111.


Hedding College, Abingdon, 111.


State Printer, Tennessee Leased Pulaski Citizen. Pulaski, Tennessee, 1892, 2 years Established Giles Company, Record of Pulaski, 2 years Bought Yazoo Sentinel, 1897, ran until 1930. Owned Greenwood Commonwealth.

Hattiesburg American, Belzoni Banner. Appointed Secretary-Treasurer, Mississippi Delta Levee Board by Governor, 1916-1920. Appointed to State Tax Commission, by Governor 1920.

Re-appointed since 1924.


Member of Knights of Pythias. National Editorial Association. Mississippi Press Association.

Mississippi History Society. Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


Spouse Alma Dorsey, October 11, 1893, Vicksburg, Mississippi.