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John Creighton Satterfield, American lawyer. Recipient Distinguished Mississippian award University Mississippi, 1966.


Satterfield, John Creighton was born on July 25, 1904 in Port Gibson, Mississippi, United States. Son of Milling Marion and Laura Stevenson (Drake) Satterfield.


Bachelor of Arts, Millsaps College, 1926. Juris Doctor, U. Mississippi, 1929. Doctor of Laws, Montana State University, 1961, Dalhousie U., 1962.

Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, Suffolk U., 1962.


1 daughter, Mary Laura (Mistress H. Mickey Graham). Admitted to Mississippi bar, 1929, since practiced in Jackson. With firm Alexander & Alexander, 1929-1935.

Member firm Alexander & Satterfield 1935-1943, senior partner firm Satterfield, Shell, Williams & Buford, 1943-1975, Satterfield, Allred & Colbert, 1976-1981.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to legal publications.


Member Mississippi House of Representatives, 1928-1932, chairman constitution committee, secretary judiciary and ways and means coms., co-author Stansel Highway Act. Director Hinds County chapter American Red Cross. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

Member National Conference Commissioners Uniform State Laws, American Bar Association (governor 1956-1959, president 1961-1962), Mississippi Bar (president 1955-1956, past vice president), American Judicature Society (director), American College Probate Counsel (regent 1967-1981), Scribes, Phi Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Epsilon.


Married Ruth Quin, November 13, 1933 (deceased).; married second, Mary Virignia Fly, September 5, 1943. Children: John Creighton, Ellen Drake.

Milling Marion Satterfield

Laura Stevenson (Drake) Satterfield

Ruth Quin

Mary Virignia Fly

John Creighton Satterfield

Ellen Drake Satterfield