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Haley Barbour
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63rd Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 13, 2004 – January 10, 2012
Lieutenant Amy Tuck
Phil Bryant
Preceded by Ronnie Musgrove
Succeeded by Phil Bryant
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
January 29, 1993 – January 17, 1997
Preceded by Richard Bond
Succeeded by Jim Nicholson
Personal details
Haley Reeves Barbour

(1947-10-22) October 22, 1947 (age 74)
Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Republican
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.

Early years

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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