Black, Maurice R., 1915-


Black was born on October 18, 1915, near Flora, Mississippi, in Madison County. After graduating from Hinds Junior College in 1935, he attended Millsaps College. Black then enrolled in Jackson Law School and graduated with his law degree in 1938. During World War II, Black served in the Army counterintelligence in Hawaii and the South Pacific. After the war, he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served from 1948 to 1964. After leaving the House, Black acted as attorney for the office of the Mississippi State Insurance Commissioner. In 1969, he accepted an appointment as Assistant Attorney-General and continued in this position until his retirement in 1977.

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