Carroll Gartin collection

A Democrat, Carroll Gartin served three terms as Mississippi's Lieutenant Governor (1952-1956, 1956-1960, and 1964-1966). He lost a 1953 campaign against incumbent James O. Eastland for the U.S. Senate and a 1959 race against Ross Barnett to become governor of the state. In 1966, Gartin announced his intention to run for governor again but died of a heart attack in December of that year.

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