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Oral history with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell

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Creator:DeCell, Herman B. (Herman Brister), 1924-1986
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell
Date:1997 June 9

Oral history. Interview conducted on June 9, 1977 with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell in his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. DeCell enrolled at the University of Mississippi but with the start of World War II, he was called to service. After the war, DeCell returned to the University of Mississippi to finish his pre-law studies. He went on to Harvard University Law School where he obtained his law degree. Upon his return to Mississippi, DeCell began to practice law. In 1959, DeCell campaigned successfully for election to the Mississippi Senate, and subsequently was reelected to four additional terms. "In addition to his law practice and service in the Senate, DeCell's time has been filled with participation in many projects in Yazoo City on behalf of his church and local civic clubs, as well as in personal improvements projects such as the Great Books program.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:DeCell, Herman B. (Herman Brister), 1924-1986 | Legislators--Mississippi--Interviews | Governors--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Lawyers--Mississippi | Men--Mississippi | Draft--Mississippi | Veterans--Mississippi | College students--Mississippi | Political campaigns--Mississippi | Elections--Mississippi | Politicians--Mississippi | Civic leaders--Mississippi | Mississippi--Politics and government--1951- | College graduates | Law students | Students | State governments | World War, 1939-1945 | University of Mississippi | Harvard Law School | United States, Mississippi, Yazoo City | United States, Mississippi, Yazoo 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. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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