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

Governor J.P. Coleman

 
 
Governor J.P. Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Governor J.P. Coleman Marker
Inscription.  James Plemon "J.P." Coleman was born in 1914 in Ackerman. A graduate of George Washington University, he served as district attorney for the Fifth Judicial District from 1940 to 1946 and as a judge from 1947 to 1950. Coleman served as a Mississippi Supreme Court commissioner in 1950 and as attorney general 1950 to 1956. Elected governor in 1955, Coleman served in the Mississippi Legislature in 1959 and was appointed judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1965. He died in Ackerman on September 28, 1991.
 
Erected 2019 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 1991.
 
Location. 33° 18.605′ N, 89° 10.273′ 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
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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 are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Ray Mabus (here, next to this marker); Two Steps From The Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Choctaw County War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hoyt Ming (about 600 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ackerman.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Governor J.P. Coleman. (Submitted on October 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Governor J.P. Coleman Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Governor J.P. Coleman Marker (reverse)
Governor J.P. Coleman Marker (on left) at Governors Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Governor J.P. Coleman Marker (on left) at Governors Park.
Governor J.P. Coleman image. Click for full size.
Public domain, November 6, 2016
4. Governor J.P. Coleman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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