James O. Eastland Edit Profile
Student, University Mississippi, 1922-1924; student, Vanderbilt University, 1925-1926; student, University Alabama, 1926-1927; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mississippi College, 1971.
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.
Married Elizabeth Coleman, July 6, 1932. Children: Nell, Anne, Sue, Woods Eugene.