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. He was the first Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction-era and the first governor elected to two consecutive four-year terms. Fordice was a staunch conservative.
|61st Governor of Mississippi|
January 14, 1992 – January 11, 2000
|Preceded by||Ray Mabus|
|Succeeded by||Ronnie Musgrove|
Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.
February 10, 1934
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||September 7, 2004 (aged 70)|
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
|Resting place||Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Mississippi|
(m. 1955; div. 1999)
Ann G. Creson
(m. 2000; div. 2003)
|Branch/service||United States Army Army Reserve|
|Years of service||1957–1959; 1959–1977|
- "Kirk Fordice; Miss. Governor Stirred Controversy (washingtonpost.com)". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
- Smothers, Ronald. "A Two-Fisted Governor With a 'Foot in Mouth' Style". Retrieved 2018-09-15.