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Oral history with Mr. George Saxon

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Creator:Saxon, George, 1927-
Creator:Derr, Reid
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. George Saxon
Date:1993 June 3

Oral history. Interview conducted on June 3, 1993 with Mr. George Saxon, formerly of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol as an investigator, at his home in Gulfport, Mississippi. Saxon was born on March 30, 1927 in Waynesboro, Mississippi. After his discharge from the military at the end of World War II, he began his career with the Mississippi Highway Patrol as a dispatcher. Saxon graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1964 and was then assigned as a criminal investigator with the highway patrol. In 1986, he retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol as chief and assistant commissioner of public safety. After retiring from the Highway patrol, Saxon served as director of public safety for Biloxi, Mississippi until 1989.

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:Saxon, George, 1927- | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Mississippi Highway Patrol | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation | Mississippi--Race relations | Law enforcement--Mississippi | Police--Mississippi | Criminal investigation--Mississippi | Traffic police--Mississippi | Veterans--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
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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