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American Anselm J. MCLAURIN

born Anselm Joseph MCLAURIN

34th Governor of Mississippi

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on March 26, 1848 in Brandon, Mississippi, USA
Died: on December 22, 1909 in Brandon, Mississippi, USA


McLaurin was born in Brandon, Mississippi to Ellen Caroline Tullus and Lauchlin McLaurin III. He married Laura Elvira Rauch and had a daughter, Stella May McLaurin.

He became district attorney at age 21 and was described as "one of the foremost lawyers in the State". He participated in the convention for the writing of the Mississippi Constitution in 1890 and was described as a free-coinage man. A Democrat, he served briefly in the U.S. Senate from 1894 to 1895. He became the first Governor of Mississippi to be elected under the Mississippi Constitution of 1890, serving from 1896 to 1900. McLaurin returned to the Senate in 1901 after being elected in 1900; he was re-elected in 1906.

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