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William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography

Charles C. Bolton


For more than six decades, William F. Winter (b. 1923) has been one of the most recognizable public figures in Mississippi. His political career spanned the 1940s through the early 1980s, from his initial foray into Mississippi politics as James Eastland’s driver during his 1942 campaign for the United States Senate, as state legislator, as state tax collector, as state treasurer, and as lieutenant governor. Winter served as governor of the state of Mississippi from 1980 to 1984. A voice of reason and compromise during the tumultuous civil rights battles, he represented the earliest embodiment ... More

Keywords: William F. Winter, Mississippi, James Eastland, United States Senate, state legislator, state tax collector, state treasurer, lieutenant governor, civil rights, New South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037870
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles C. Bolton, author