Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American politician. He was the governor of Mississippi from 2004-2012. He was mentioned as a possible candidate for President of the United States in the 2012. In April 2011, Barbour said he will not run for president.
|63rd Governor of Mississippi|
January 13, 2004 – January 10, 2012
|Preceded by||Ronnie Musgrove|
|Succeeded by||Phil Bryant|
|Chair of the Republican National Committee|
January 29, 1993 – January 17, 1997
|Preceded by||Richard Bond|
|Succeeded by||Jim Nicholson|
Haley Reeves Barbour
October 22, 1947
Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.
Marsha Dickson (m. 1971)
|Education||University of Mississippi, Oxford (BA, JD)|
Barbour was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he was raised as the youngest of three sons of Grace LeFlore (née Johnson) and Jeptha Fowlkes Barbour, Jr. Haley's father, a lawyer, died when Barbour was two years old. Barbour's father who was a Circuit Judge had an inmate to assist him when Judge Barbour became ill. Leon Turner, who was given a posthumous pardon by Barbour in the closing days of his administration, had helped to raise him.
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