Kirk Fordice

American politician (1934-2004)

Daniel Kirkwood "Kirk" Fordice Jr. (February 10, 1934 – September 7, 2004), was an American politician and businessman. He was the 61st Governor of Mississippi from 1992 to 2000.[1] He was the first Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction-era and the first governor elected to two consecutive four-year terms.[2] Fordice was a staunch conservative.[3]

Kirk Fordice
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61st Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 14, 1992 – January 11, 2000
LieutenantEddie Briggs
Ronnie Musgrove
Preceded byRay Mabus
Succeeded byRonnie Musgrove
Personal details
Born
Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.

(1934-02-10)February 10, 1934
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedSeptember 7, 2004(2004-09-07) (aged 70)
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Cause of deathLeukemia
Resting placeParkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Mississippi
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Patricia Owens
(m. 1955; div. 1999)
Ann G. Creson
(m. 2000; div. 2003)
Children4
ProfessionBusinessman
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army Army Reserve
Years of service1957–1959; 1959–1977
RankColonel
Battles/warsVietnam War

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kirk Fordice; Miss. Governor Stirred Controversy (washingtonpost.com)". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. http://www.mshistorynow.mdah.ms.gov/articles/265/index.php?s=articles&id=160
  3. Smothers, Ronald. "A Two-Fisted Governor With a 'Foot in Mouth' Style". Retrieved 2018-09-15.