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Political party strength in Mississippi

The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Mississippi:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Anti-Jacksonian (AJ),       Democratic (D),       Federalist (F),       Military (M),       provisional (P),       Republican (R),       Union Democratic (UD),       Whig (W),       Dixiecrat (SD), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Comm. of Ag. and Comm. Comm. of Ins. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1798 Winthrop Sargent (F)[1] no such office John Steele
1799
1800
1801 William C. C. Claiborne (D)[1]
1802
1803
1804
1805 Robert Williams (D)[1]
1806
1807
1808
1809 David Holmes (D)[1][2]
1810
1811
1812
1813
1814
1815
1816
1817 Duncan Stewart
1818
1819
1820 George Poindexter (D) James Patton
1821
1822 Walter Leake (D)[3] David Dickson (AJ)
1823
1824 Gerard Brandon (D)
1825 Gerard Brandon (D)[4] vacant
1826 David Holmes (D)[5]
1827 Gerard Brandon (D)
1828 Abram M. Scott (D)
1829
1830
1831
1832 Abram M. Scott (D)[3] Fountain Winston
1833 Charles Lynch (D)[6] no such office[7]
1834 Hiram Runnels (D)
1835 John A. Quitman (W)[6]
1836 Charles Lynch (D)
1837
1838 Alexander G. McNutt (D) 17D, 13W 53D, 36W, 1?
1839
1840 18D, 12W 54D, 36W, 1?
1841
1842 Tilghman Tucker (D) 21D, 11W 60D, 38W
1843
1844 Albert G. Brown (D) 20D, 12W 66D, 32W, 1?
1845
1846 23D, 9W 70D, 29W
1847
1848 Joseph W. Matthews (D) 25D, 7W 73D, 25W, 1?
1849
1850 John A. Quitman (D)[8] 20D, 10W, 2? 62D, 36W, 1?
1851 John I. Guion (D)[9]
James Whitfield (D)[10]
1852 Henry S. Foote (UD)[11] 21 Southern Rights, 11 Union 63 Southern Rights, 35 Union, 1?
1853
1854 John J. Pettus (D)[10] 20D, 10W, 1 Union Dem. 97D, 19W, 8 Union Dem., 2?
1855 John J. McRae (D)
1856 unknown unknown
1857 William McWillie (D)
1858 85D, 19 Opp.
1859 John J. Pettus (D)
1860 27D, 4 Opp. 86D, 14 Opp.
1861
1862 American Civil War American Civil War
1863 Charles Clark (D)[12]
1864
1865 William L. Sharkey (P)[13]
1866 Benjamin G. Humphreys (D)[14] 17W, 13D, 1? 52W, 39D, 7 Other
1867
1868 Adelbert Ames (M)[13][15]
1869
1870 James L. Alcorn (R)[16] Ridgley C. Powers (R) 26R, 7D 82R, 25D
1871 Ridgley C. Powers (R)[17] Alexander K. Davis (R)
1872 23R, 14D 65R, 50D
1873
1874 Adelbert Ames (R)[18] 68R, 44D, 3 vac.
1875
1876 John M. Stone (D)[19] vacant 25D, 11R, 1IR 97D, 19R
1877
1878 William H. Sims (D) 36D, 2R 109D, 8R, 3 Fus.
1879
1880 35D, 2G, 1R 101D, 14G, 5R
1881 James Z. George (D)
1882 Robert Lowry (D) G. D. Shands (D) 35D, 2R 100D, 15R, 3ID, 2G
1883
1884 33D, 3R, 1I 100D, 13R, 4G, 3I
1885
1886 39D, 1R 119D, 9R, 2I
1887
1888 40D 111D, 7R, 2I
1889
1890 John M. Stone (D) M. M. Evans (D) 113D, 7R
1891
1892 45D 129D, 3R, 1I
1893
1894
1895
1896 Anselm J. McLaurin (D) J. H. Jones (D) 131D, 2R
1897 Hernando D. Money (D)
1898
1899
1900 Andrew H. Longino (D) James T. Harrison (D) J. L. Power 131D, 2R
1901 Joseph W. Power
1902
1903
1904 James K. Vardaman (D) John Prentiss Carter (D) 133D
1905
1906
1907
1908 Edmond Noel (D) Luther Manship (D)
1909
1910
1911 John Sharp Williams (D)
1912 Earl L. Brewer (D) Theodore G. Bilbo (D)
1913
1914
1915
1916 Theodore G. Bilbo (D) Lee M. Russell (D)
1917
1918
1919
1920 Lee M. Russell (D) Homer H. Casteel (D) 49D 140D
1921
1922
1923 Hubert D. Stephens (D)
1924 Henry L. Whitfield (D)[3] Dennis Murphree (D)
1925
1926
1927 Dennis Murphree (D)[17] vacant
1928 Theodore G. Bilbo (D) Clayton B. Adams (D) Walker Wood
1929
1930
1931
1932 Martin Sennett Conner (D) Dennis Murphree (D) Greek L. Rice (D) Franklin D. Roosevelt and John C. Garner (D)
1933
1934
1935 Theodore G. Bilbo (D)
1936 Hugh L. White (D) Jacob Buehler Snider (D)
1937
1938
1939
1940 Paul B. Johnson, Sr. (D)[3] Dennis Murphree (D) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D)
1941
Wall Doxey (D)
1942
1943 Dennis Murphree (D)[17] vacant James Eastland (D)
1944 Thomas L. Bailey (D)[3] Fielding L. Wright (D) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman (D)
1945
1946 Fielding L. Wright (D)[20] vacant
1947 John C. Stennis (D)
1948 Sam Lumpkin (D) Heber Ladner Strom Thurmond and Fielding L. Wright (Dix)
1949
1950
1951
1952 Hugh L. White (D) Carroll Gartin (D) James Plemon (J.P.) Coleman (D) Adlai Stevenson and John Sparkman (D)
1953
1954
1955
1956 James P. Coleman (D) Joseph Turner Patterson (D) Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver (D)
1957
1958
1959
1960 Ross R. Barnett (D) Paul B. Johnson, Jr. (D) Evelyn Gandy (D) Harry F. Byrd and Strom Thrumond (D)
1961
1962
1963 139D, 1R[21]
1964 Paul B. Johnson, Jr. (D) Carroll Gartin (D) Hamp King (D) William Winter (D) 51D, 1R[22] 120D, 2R[23] Barry Goldwater and William Miller (R)
1965
1966 vacant
1967
1968 John Bell Williams (D) Charles L. Sullivan (D) Evelyn Gandy (D) 52D 122D Curtis LeMay (I)
1969 Albioun Fernando Summer (D)
1970
1971
1972 Bill Waller (D) William Winter (D) Brad Dye (D) 50D, 2R 119D, 3R Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R)
1973
1974
1975
1976 Cliff Finch (D) Evelyn Gandy (D) George Dale (D) 118D, 4R Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (D)
1977
1978 Thad Cochran (R)[24]
1979
1980 William Winter (D) Brad Dye (D) Edwin Lloyd Pittman (D) William A. Allain (D) 48D, 4R 116D, 6R George H.W. Bush (R)
1981 3D, 2R
4D, 1R[25]
1982
1983 3D, 2R
1984 William Allain (D) Dick Molpus (D) Edwin Lloyd (Ed) Pittman (D) Ray Mabus (D) 49D, 3R
1985
1986
1987 4D, 1R
1988 Ray Mabus (D) Mike Moore (D) Pete Johnson (R) Marshall Bennett (D) 45D, 7R 113D, 9R Dan Quayle (R)
1989 Trent Lott (R) 5D
1990
1991
1992 Kirk Fordice (R) Eddie Briggs (R) Steve Patterson (D) 43D, 9R 98D, 24R
1993 39D, 13R[26] 93D, 29R[27]
1994
1995 3D, 2R
1996 Ronnie Musgrove (D) Eric Clark (D) Lester Spell (D) 34D, 18R 86D, 33R, 3I Robert J. Dole and Jack Kemp (R)
Phil Bryant (R)[28]
1997 3R, 2D
1998
1999 3D, 2R
2000 Ronnie Musgrove (D) Amy Tuck (D) Dick Cheney (R)
2001
2002
Amy Tuck (R)[29]
2003 2D, 2R
2004 Haley Barbour (R) Jim Hood (D) Tate Reeves (R) 29D, 23R 75D, 47R
2005 Lester Spell (R) 28D, 24R[30]
2006 27D, 25R
2007 27R, 25D[31]
2008 Phil Bryant (R) Delbert Hosemann (R) Stacey Pickering (R) Mike Chaney (R) 28D, 24R 74D, 48R Roger Wicker (R)[32] 2D, 1R[33] John McCain and Sarah Palin (R)
27D, 25R[34] 3D, 1R[35]
2009
2010
2011 27R, 25D[36] 69D, 53R 3R, 1D
2012 Phil Bryant (R) Tate Reeves (R) Lynn Fitch (R) Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) 32R, 20D[37] 64R, 58D Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R)
2013 65R, 57D[38]
2014 66R, 56D[39]
2015 66R, 55D, 1 vac.[40]
67R, 55D[41]
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Comm. of Ag. and Comm. Comm. of Ins. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Governor of Mississippi Territory.
  2. ^ Inaugurated as the first state governor on October 7, 1817, but Mississippi did not officially become a state until December 10, 1817.
  3. ^ a b c d e Died in office.
  4. ^ As lieutenant governor, filled term until next election.
  5. ^ Resigned due to illness.
  6. ^ a b As president of the state Senate, filled term until next election.
  7. ^ The office was abolished by the Constitution of 1832, and the duties of president of the Senate were incorporated into a separate office. The Constitution of 1869 re-established the office of lieutenant governor, which also re-assumed the duties of the presidency of the Senate.
  8. ^ Resigned following an arrest for violating neutrality laws by assisting with the liberation of Cuba. He was found not guilty, but the political fallout led to his resignation.
  9. ^ As president of the Senate, filled term until his Senate term expired.
  10. ^ a b As president of the Senate, filled unexpired term.
  11. ^ Resigned due to political tension over secession.
  12. ^ Term effectively ended when he was arrested by Union forces.
  13. ^ a b Appointed by President Andrew Johnson following the end of the American Civil War.
  14. ^ Forced to resign and physically removed from office by federal forces after his government failed to comply with Reconstruction.
  15. ^ Left office as Reconstruction ended.
  16. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate; Alcorn's senate term began March 4, 1871 but he delayed taking it, preferring to continue as governor.
  17. ^ a b c As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  18. ^ Impeached; made a deal with the state legislature to resign, and all charges were dropped.
  19. ^ Since both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor had been impeached, the former resigning and the latter being removed from office, Stone, as president of the Senate, was next in line for the governorship. Filled unexpired term and was later elected in his own right.
  20. ^ As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.
  21. ^ Lewis McAllister won a special election became the first Republican to win a seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives in the 20th Century.
  22. ^ Seelig Wise became the first Republican to win a seat in the Mississippi Senate in the 20th Century during the 1963 general election.
  23. ^ Rep. McAllister was joined by a second Republican, Charles K. Pringle, in the House during the 1963 general election.
  24. ^ Elected in November 1978 then appointed by Governor to vacancy caused by resignation of his successor.
  25. ^ Rep. Jon Hinson resigned April 13, 1981.
  26. ^ Due to pre-clearance issues with the Department of Justice over the Voting Rights Act with unconstitutional redistricting, federal courts forced a second election for the whole legislature in 1992 for a three-year term.
  27. ^ Due to pre-clearance issues with the Department of Justice over the Voting Rights Act with unconstitutional redistricting, federal courts forced a second election for the whole legislature in 1992 for a three-year term.
  28. ^ Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected.
  29. ^ Tuck switched parties from Democratic to Republican in 2002.
  30. ^ Senator Ralph Doxey switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
  31. ^ Senators James Walley and Tommy Gollott switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
  32. ^ Appointed; took office December 31, 2007.
  33. ^ Republican Roger Wicker resigned to accept appointment to U.S. Senate.
  34. ^ Senator Nolan Mettetal switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
  35. ^ Democrat Travis Childers elected in special election to succeed Wicker.
  36. ^ Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith and Ezell Lee switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
  37. ^ Two days after the election in November 2011, Sen Gray Tollison switched from Democrat to Republican.
  38. ^ Rep. Jason White switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
  39. ^ Rep. Randall Patterson switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
  40. ^ Rep. Bennett Malone (D-45) retired after months of health problems near the start of session. [1]
  41. ^ Jay Malone, a Republican, succeeded Bennett in his seat, after session was over. [2]

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