Carthan, Eddie, 1949-
"Mr. Carthan taught school at Durant Attendance Center and at Saints College in Lexington, Mississippi, and has owned and operated several businesses in Tchula, Mississippi. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Office of Minority Business Enterprise as a business developer. He was elected to the Holmes County School Board in 1972. In 1979, he was elected mayor of Tchula and served two terms. He was the first African-American elected to the position."--Oral history with Eddie Carthan, University of Southern Mississippi.