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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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The New Judge in the Southern District of Mississippi

The New Judge in the Southern District of Mississippi

(p.53) Chapter 6 The New Judge in the Southern District of Mississippi
Count Them One by One

Gordon A. Martin

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on William Harold Cox, the federal judge who presided over Theron Lynd’s injunction trial. Cox, who was President Kennedy’s first judicial appointee, took the oath of office in July 1961, just short of his sixtieth birthday. One month later, he stopped hearings in four Department of Justice actions that demanded the voting records of Forrest, Clarke, Jefferson Davis, and Walthall counties under the straightforward provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1960.

Keywords:   federal judge, William Harold Cox, voting records

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