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James Plemon Coleman, American lawyer, governor, judge. Bar: Mississippi bar 1937. Trustee Mississippi College, 1952-1956. Club: Mason (Shriner).

Background

Coleman, James Plemon was born on January 9, 1914 in Ackerman, Mississippi, United States. Son of Thomas A. and Jennie Essie (Worrell) Coleman.

Education

Student, University Mississippi, 1932-1935;Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1939;Doctor of Laws, George Washington University, 1960.

Career

Secretary to, Republican Aaron Lane Ford, Washington, 1935-1939;practiced in, Ackerman, 1939-1940, 1960-1965, 1984-1990;district attorney, 5th circuit Court, District of Mississippi, 1940-1946;circuit judge, 5th circuit Court, District of Mississippi, 1946-1950;commissioner, Supreme Court of the Mississippi, September 1 to October 23, 1950;attorney general, Mississippi, 1950-1956;governor, Mississippi, 1956-1960;member, Mississippi House Representatives from Choctaw County, 1960-1965;judge, United States Court Appeals 5th Circuit, 1965-1984;chief judge, United States Court Appeals 5th Circuit, 1979-1981. Publisher Choctaw Plaindealer, weekly, 1949-1956.

Achievements

  • Bar: Mississippi bar 1937.

Religion

God alone is the Creator and is alone to be worshipped. The creation was made by God alone, and is to be respected and cared for but not worshipped.

Politics

God commands His people to respect the authority of political leaders and honor them. God also commands His people to pray for their political leaders.

Views

Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Trustee Mississippi College, 1952-1956. Club: Mason (Shriner).

Connections

Married Margaret Janet Dennis, May 2, 1937. 1 child, Thomas Allen.

father:
Thomas A. Coleman

mother:
Jennie Essie (Worrell) Coleman

spouse:
Margaret Janet Dennis

child:
Thomas Allen Coleman