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Oral history with Mr. C.B. Newman

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Creator:Newman, Clarence Benton, 1921-
Creator:Bolton, Charles C.
Creator:Reid, Derr
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. C.B. Newman
Date:1992 June 18, 1993 Mar. 9

Oral history. Two interviews conducted on June 18, 1992 and March 9, 1993 with Mr. C.B. "Buddie" Newman at his home in Valley Park, Mississippi. Newman was born on May 8, 1921 in Valley Park, Mississippi. In 1942, he left his job with the Southern Natural Gas Company to serve in the army during World War II. After the war, Newman returned to his job and began farming in Issaquena County, Mississippi. In 1948, he was elected to the state Senate. After one term in the Senate, Newman ran and was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives. For the next thirty-six years, he remained in the House. During his tenure, Newman was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, chairman of the Southern Council of State Governments, and Speaker Pro Tempore of the House. Newman also served for twelve years as Speaker of the House.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Johnson, Paul B., 1916-1985 | Newman, Clarence Benton, 1921- | Civil rights--Mississippi | Governors--Mississippi | Natural gas--Mississippi | Farmers--Mississippi--Issaquena County | Political campaigns--Mississippi | Politicians--Mississippi | Elections--Mississippi | Veterans--Mississippi | Men--Mississippi | Mississippi--Politics and government | Interviews--Mississippi | Mississippi. Legislature. House of Representatives | State governments | United States, Mississippi, Issaquena County | United States, Mississippi, Valley Park
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. 447, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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