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lawyer , Senator

James O. Eastland, Lawyer, senator. Bar: Mississippi 1927.

Background

Eastland, James O. was born on November 18, 1904 in Doddsville, Mizz. Son of Woods Caperton and Alma (Austin) Eastland.

Education

Student, University Mississippi, 1922-1924; student, Vanderbilt University, 1925-1926; student, University Alabama, 1926-1927; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mississippi College, 1971.

Career

Practiced law, Forest, Mississippi and Sunflower County, from 1934. Member Mississippi House of Representatives, 1928-1932. Appointed to fill vacancy in the United States Senate, June-September, 1941.

United States senator from Mississippi, 1943-1978. Senate president protem, 1972-1978. Chairman judiciary committee, 1956-1978.

Former member agriculture and forestry committee, Democratic policy committee, commission on art and antiquities.

Achievements

  • Bar: Mississippi 1927.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Coleman, July 6, 1932. Children: Nell, Anne, Sue, Woods Eugene.

father:
Woods Caperton Eastland

mother:
Alma (Austin) Eastland

spouse:
Elizabeth Coleman

child:
Sue Eastland

child:
Woods Eugene Eastland

child:
Anne Eastland

child:
Nell Eastland