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politician , Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives

Philip A. Gunn is an American politician from the state of Mississippi.


Gunn, Philip A. was born on January 27, 1963 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.


Gunn graduated from high school in Clinton, Mississippi. He attended Baylor University, where he was a walk-on for the Baylor Bears football team. He graduated from Baylor with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1985.

Gunn worked as a waiter for a year, and then attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he graduated with a juris doctor.


Worked at Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC (Jackson, Mississippi) specializing in General Civil Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Business, Corporation, Banking, Finance and Securities. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy.

Dispute Resolution Services. Employee Benefit Law (including ERISA). Insurance Regulatory Proceedings.

Labor and Employment. Life, Health, Property, Casualty and other Insurance. Product Liability; Real Estate.

Taxation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Estates. Toxic Substances, Environmental and Natural Resources. Admitted to the bar, 1990, Mississippi.

Regional Finalist, National Trial Competition. Local School Board Member, 1994—. Member: Hinds County Bar Association.

The Mississippi Bar; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. Sports Lawyers Association. Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC, traces its origin to 1871, when William Calvin Wells began practicing law.

With a broad base of local and national clients, the firm is committed to providing a full range of quality legal services. The firm is active in both civic and bar-related activities, and has provided Presidents of the Mississippi Bar, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and numerous other organizations. The firm's members and associates continue a long tradition of personal attention to the legal needs of its diverse clientele.

The firm is engaged in a diversified general civil practice in all State and Federal courts in Mississippi.


  • A re-vote was scheduled, and Gunn won by 155 votes. The Republicans became the majority of the Mississippi House following the 2011 elections, and Gunn was chosen to be their candidate for Speaker by the Republican delegation. He won the position with no opposing votes when the whole House convened on January 3, 2012.


The scriptures are the final authority for all faith and practice.


Christian men and women should pursue positions of public leadership and service within the government at the local, state, and federal levels.


The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


A member of the Republican Party, Gunn is the Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, and represents the 56th district.


Married Lisa Watkins Gunn.

Lisa Watkins Gunn.