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Oral history with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece

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Creator:Minniece, Thomas Y., 1912-
Creator:Healy, Thomas
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece
Date:1978 Aug. 15

Oral history. Interview conducted on August 15, 1978 with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece. Minniece was born in Meridian, Mississippi on October 9, 1912. He received a BA degree from the University of Texas in 1933 and a law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1936. In 1939, Minniece was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives but resigned in 1941 to serve in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He served as Chancellor of the 12th District from 1948 until 1953. Minniece served as a member of the Lauderdale County Election Commission from 1956 to 1964, and he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1952. In addition, Minniece taught political science and history at Meridian Junior College from 1968 to 1978.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Minniece, Thomas Y., 1912- | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | College teachers--Mississippi--Meridian | Legislators--Mississippi--Meridian | Educators--Mississippi | Teachers--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | Elections--Mississippi | Statesmen--Mississippi | Politicians--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Universities and colleges--Mississippi | Men--Mississippi | Interviews--Mississippi | Mississippi--Politics and government | Politics, Practical--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations | Veterans--Mississippi | World War, 1939-1945--Veterans | African Americans--Civil rights | Mississippi. Legislature. House of Representatives | United States, Mississippi, Lauderdale County, Meridian, 32.3643098, -88.703656 | United States, Mississippi, Lauderdale County
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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