Hicks, Hervey O., b. 1900
Hicks was born on a farm near Benton, Mississippi, in Yazoo County in 1900. In 1931, he ran a successful campaign for election to the Mississippi House of Representatives. After serving one term, he returned to farming and did not enter into public service again until 1947, when he ran once more for the Mississippi House of Representatives. He won that election and served from 1948 until his retirement in 1976. His committee activities included participation of the Appropriations Committee, Railroad Committee, and Public Utilities Committee.