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Count Them One by OneBlack Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote$
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Gordon A., Jr. Martin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737899

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.001.0001

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Theron Lynd and the End of An Era

Theron Lynd and the End of An Era

(p.36) Chapter 4 Theron Lynd and the End of An Era
Count Them One by One

Gordon A. Martin

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes Theron Lynd’s election as circuit clerk of Forrest County in 1959. In March 1955, Lynd announced his decision to run in the August primary against longtime circuit clerk Luther Cox. Lynd lost that election, but was ready when Cox died three years later, on December 13, 1958. Mrs. Cox was handed her husband’s job, but she was only willing to serve until a special election was conducted on February 10, 1959.

Keywords:   Forrest County, Luther Cox, circuit clerk, special election

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