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John Bell Williams Edit Profile

Lawyer , former governor of Mississippi.

John Bell Williams, American lawyer, former governor of Mississippi. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1944.; Member Mississippi State Bar Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV.; Mason (32 degree).

Background

Williams, John Bell was born on December 4, 1918 in Raymond, Mississippi, United States. Son of Graves Kelly and Maude Elizabeth (Bedwell) Williams.

Education

Student Hinds Junior College, Raymond, Mississippi, 1934-1936, University of Mississippi, 1938. Bachelor of Laws, Jackson (Mississippi) School of Law, 1940.

Career

Admitted to Mississippi bar, April 1940. Practiced in Raymond, 1940-1946. Prosecuting attorney Hinds County, Mississippi, May 1944-1946.

Member 80th to 82d congresses 7th Mississippi District, 82d to 87th congresses 4th Mississippi District, member 88th to 90th congresses 3d District Mississippi. Governor State of Mississippi, 1968-1972.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1944. Member Mississippi State Bar Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV. Mason (32 degree).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Ann Wells, October 12, 1944. Children: Marcia Elizabeth, John Bell, Kelly Wells.

father:
Graves Kelly Williams

mother:
Maude Elizabeth (Bedwell) Williams

spouse:
Elizabeth Ann Wells

children:
Marcia Elizabeth Williams

John Bell Williams

Kelly Wells Williams