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Oral history with the Honorable Tony Byrne

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Creator:Byrne, Tony, 1936-
Creator:Pyle, R. Wayne, 1948-
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with the Honorable Tony Byrne
Date:1980 Sept. 17

Oral history. Interview conducted on September 17, 1980 with the Honorable Tony Byrne, former mayor of Natchez, Mississippi at his office in the Natchez City Hall. Byrne was born on May 18, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in marketing in 1958. In 1966, Byrne won a special election to the Natchez Board of Aldermen and in 1968 Mr. Byrne was elected mayor of Natchez. He served five terms as mayor before retiring from public office in 1988. Byrne has been active in civic and professional organizations. He served as president of the Natchez Jaycees as well as president of the Mississippi Municipal Association. Governor John Bell Williams appointed Byrne to the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Byrne, Tony, 1936- | Mayors--Mississippi--Natchez--Interviews | Mayors--Mississippi--Adams County--Interviews | Politicians--Mississippi--Natchez | Politicians--Mississippi--Adams County | College graduates--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | College sports--Awards--Mississippi | Race relations | Natchez Jaycees | Mississippi Municipal Association | United States. Law Enforcement Assistance Administration | University of Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez, 31.5604442, -91.403171 | United States, Mississippi, Adams County
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. 420, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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