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|63rd Governor of Mississippi|
January 13, 2004 – January 10, 2012
|Preceded by||Ronnie Musgrove|
|Succeeded by||Phil Bryant|
|Chair of the Republican National Committee|
January 29, 1993 – January 17, 1997
|Preceded by||Richard Bond|
|Succeeded by||Jim Nicholson|
Haley Reeves Barbour
October 22, 1947
Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.
Marsha Dickson (m. 1971)
|Education||University of Mississippi, Oxford (BA, JD)|
Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American politician. He was the governor of Mississippi from 2004-2012. He was mentioned as a possible candidate for President of the United States in the 2012. In April 2011, Barbour said he will not run for president.
Barbour was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he was raised as the youngest of three sons of Grace LeFlore (née Johnson) and Jeptha Fowlkes Barbour, Jr. Haley's father, a lawyer, died when Barbour was two years old. Barbour's father who was a Circuit Judge had an inmate to assist him when Judge Barbour became ill. Leon Turner, who was given a posthumous pardon by Barbour in the closing days of his administration, had helped to raise him.
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