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Interview with the honorable Thomas P. Brady : associate justice, Mississippi Supreme Court

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Creator:Brady, Thomas P., 1903-1973
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Interview with the honorable Thomas P. Brady : associate justice, Mississippi Supreme Court
Date:1972 Mar. 4

Oral history.Interview conducted on March 4, 1972 with Associate Justice Thomas Pickens Brady, of the Supreme Court of Mississippi in his chambers in Jackson, Mississippi. Brady was born on August 6, 1903, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated with a baccalaureate degree from Yale University in 1927. He later received a LL.B. degree from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1930. After practicing law in Brookhaven, Mississippi between 1930 and 1950, Brady served as Circuit Judge of the 14th Judicial District from 1950 to 1963. He served as a Democratic National Committeeman from 1960 to 1964. Brady was involved in the Dixiecrats, or States' Rights Democratic Party. He filled a vacancy in the Mississippi Supreme Court in July 1963 and then was re-elected to a full term commencing January of 1969. In his book, Black Monday, he explains his views of an elective Supreme Court.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Brady, Thomas P., 1903-1973 | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Democratic National Committeeman (U.S.) | Supreme Court justices--Mississippi--Interviews | Federal-state controversies | Judges--Mississippi--Interviews | State governments--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Mississippi--Politics and government | Politicians--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations--Political aspects | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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