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Ackerman in Choctaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Governor Ray Mabus

 
 
Governor Ray Mabus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Governor Ray Mabus Marker
Inscription.  A fourth generation Choctaw countian, Ray Mabus grew up in Ackerman. In 1987 he was elected governor, the youngest in more than 150 years. Appointed Secretary of the Navy in 2009, he served until 2017, the longest tenure since WWI and the third longest in U.S. history. It was on his watch that the Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. Mabus also named a ship the USNS Choctaw County and chose all twenty nine women in his Ackerman High class of 1966 as sponsors. He also served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia and as state auditor.
 
Erected 2019 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 18.603′ N, 89° 10.274′ W. Marker is in Ackerman, Mississippi, in Choctaw County. Marker is at the intersection of South Commerce Street and East Main Street, on the left when traveling south on South Commerce Street. Located in Governors Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Commerce Street, Ackerman MS 39735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Governor Ray Mabus Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Governor Ray Mabus Marker (reverse)
are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor J.P. Coleman (here, next to this marker); Two Steps From The Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Ackerman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Choctaw County High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coleman's Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Shiloh Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Great Eastern Hardwood Forest (approx. 8.8 miles away); Jeff Busby Park (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ackerman.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Governor Ray Mabus. (Submitted on October 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Governor Ray Mabus Marker (on right) at Governors Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Governor Ray Mabus Marker (on right) at Governors Park.
Governor Ray Mabus image. Click for full size.
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4. Governor Ray Mabus
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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