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William Jennings Huff, American Lawyer, educator ( law: pract. & administration, Educated)lawyer, educator. Decorated Air medal with ten oak leaf clusters.


Huff, William Jennings was born on March 3, 1919 in Summerland, Mississippi, United States. Son of William Yancey and Hattie Lenora (Robinson) Huff.


Bachelor of Science with honors, Mississippi State University, 1956. Master of Arts (assistant fellow 1956-1959), Rice U., 1957, Doctor of Philosophy (Texas Gulf Producing Company fellow 1960), 1960. Bachelor of Laws, U. Mississippi, 1947, Juris Doctor, 1968.


Closing attorney Commerce Title Guaranty Company, Memphis, 1947—1949. Attorney, adviser Federal Communications Commission, Washington, 1953—1954. Associate professor geology University Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1960—1965.

Assistant professor natural science Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1966—1968. Associate professor geology United States Alabama, Mobile, 1968—1972. Retired, 1982; private practice Pascagoula, Mississippi, 1982—1990.

Served United States Air Force, 1941-1945, judge advisory United States Air Force, 1949-1952, served as lieutenant colonel United States Air Force, retired.


  • Bar: Mississippi 1947, Tennessee 1948.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to various publications.


Served with United States Air Force, 1941-1945, judge advisory, 1949-1952. Member American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar, Tennessee Bar, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, American Assn.Petroleum Geologists, Society Economics Mineralogists and Paleontologists, Paleontological Research Society, New York Academy Science, Sigma Xi, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon.


Married Frances Ellen Rossman, February 26, 1944. 1 child John Rossman.

William Yancey Huff

Hattie Lenora (Robinson) Huff

Frances Ellen Rossman

John Rossman Huff