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Catholic Politicians in Mississippi

  William A. Allain (1928-2013) — also known as Bill Allain — of Mississippi. Born in Washington, Adams County, Miss., February 14, 1928. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Mississippi state attorney general, 1979-83; Governor of Mississippi, 1984-88. Catholic. Died, from pneumonia, in St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., December 2, 2013 (age 85 years, 291 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. (1914-1972) — also known as Hale Boggs — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Long Beach, Harrison County, Miss., February 15, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1941-43, 1947-72; died in office 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1968; Parliamentarian, 1964; chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee, chair, 1968; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1952; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1957; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Catholic War Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution; Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Disappeared while on a campaign flight from Anchorage to Juneau, and presumed killed in a plane crash, somewhere in Alaska, October 16, 1972 (age 58 years, 244 days). The wreckage was never found. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Robertson Boggs and Claire Josephine (Hale) Boggs; married, January 22, 1938, to Corinne Claiborne; father of Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. and Cokie Roberts.
  Boggs Peak in the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Thomas Hale Boggs: Gary Boulard, The Big Lie: Hale Boggs, Lucille May Grace, and Leander Perez
  John Patrick Henry Culkin (1887-1951) — also known as J. H. Culkin — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born in Oak Ridge, Warren County, Miss., April 17, 1887. Democrat. School teacher and principal; newspaper editor; Warren County Superintendent of Education, 1912-26; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1928; member of Mississippi state senate, 1929-42. Catholic. Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Member, Elks; Moose; Rotary; Woodmen; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1951 (age about 64 years). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Patrick Henry
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Lawrence Culkin and Elizabeth (Hearn) Culkin; married, July 12, 1915, to Clara Augusta Linstrom.
  Catherine Fitzpatrick (1887-1955) — also known as Katy Fitzpatrick — of Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss. Born in Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss., January, 1887. Postmaster at Pass Christian, Miss., 1931-50. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss., 1955 (age about 68 years). Interment at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Pass Christian, Miss.
  Relatives: Daughter of Hugh Fitzpatrick and Margaret G. (Manders) Fitzpatrick; sister of Hugh Washington Fitzpatrick.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hugh Washington Fitzpatrick (1894-1951) — of Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss. Born in Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss., July 3, 1894. Republican. Acting postmaster at Pass Christian, Miss., 1923-24; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Gulfport, Miss., 1924-29. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss., April 3, 1951 (age 56 years, 274 days). Interment at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Pass Christian, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Fitzpatrick and Margaret G. (Manders) Fitzpatrick; brother of Catherine Fitzpatrick; married to Elena Marguerite Patenotte.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Emil A. Jackson (b. 1911) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., February 2, 1911. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; real estate and insurance business; sergeant-at-arms, New York State Senate, 1966-67; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Jackson, Sr. and Florence Mattie (Ross) Jackson; married 1934 to Mildred Mayo McGrew.
  Michael Joseph Mulvihill (1855-1935) — also known as M. J. Mulvihill — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born in La Salle County, Ill., July 17, 1855. Republican. Postmaster at Vicksburg, Miss., 1902-14; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920; member of Republican National Committee from Mississippi, 1920. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., November 21, 1935 (age 80 years, 127 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Mulvihill and Mary (Cregan) Mulvihill; married, January 6, 1880, to Margaret A. Finnigan; father of Michael Joseph Mulvihill Jr..
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Steven McCarty Palazzo (b. 1970) — also known as Steven Palazzo — of Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss. Born in Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss., February 21, 1970. Republican. Accountant; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 2006-10; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 2011-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2012. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Veterans of Foreign Wars; National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2020.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Vicente Ros (1851-1931) — of Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss. Born in Barcelona, Spain, February 12, 1851. Lumber business; Vice-Consul for Mexico in Pascagoula, Miss., 1892-1903; Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Scranton, Miss., 1895-1903; Vice-Consul for Brazil in Pascagoula, Miss., 1898-1903; Honorary Vice-Consul for Spain in Pascagoula, Miss., 1900-07. Catholic. Spanish ancestry. Died in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss., February 1, 1931 (age 79 years, 354 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Pascagoula, Miss.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gary Eugene Taylor (b. 1953) — also known as Gene Taylor — of Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 17, 1953. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state senate, 1984-89; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1989-2003 (5th District 1989-2003, 4th District 2003); defeated, 1988; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Richard Alvin Tonry (1935-2012) — also known as Richard A. Tonry — of Arabi, St. Bernard Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 25, 1935. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1976; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1977. Catholic. Died in Lumberton, Lamar County, Miss., July 3, 2012 (age 77 years, 8 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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