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Forest in Scott County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Oliver Eastland

 
 
James Oliver Eastland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. James Oliver Eastland Marker
Inscription. James Oliver Eastland (1904-1986) was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1928. Eastland was appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Byron Harrison upon his death in June 1941, and was elected to that seat in 1942. He served as Senate President Pro Tempore 1972-1978 and chair to the Judiciary Committee. Twice in the 1970s he was second in the line of presidential succession. Sen. James O. Eastland retired in 1978 and is buried here in the Eastern Cemetery.
 
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 21.909′ N, 89° 27.444′ W. Marker is in Forest, Mississippi, in Scott County. Marker is on Old State Highway 21 south of North 10th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Maker located at northeast end of cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Forest MS 39074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lake Railroad Depot (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
James Oliver Eastland grave on bottom left, not far from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. James Oliver Eastland grave on bottom left, not far from marker.
 Wikipedia article on James Oliver Eastland. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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James Oliver Eastland Marker with his grave in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. James Oliver Eastland Marker with his grave in background.
James Oliver Eastland image. Click for full size.
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4. James Oliver Eastland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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