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Kirk Fordice
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61st Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 14, 1992 – January 11, 2000
Lieutenant Eddie Briggs
Ronnie Musgrove
Preceded by Ray Mabus
Succeeded by Ronnie Musgrove
Personal details
Born
Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.

(1934-02-10)February 10, 1934
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Died September 7, 2004(2004-09-07) (aged 70)
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Cause of death Leukemia
Resting place Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Mississippi
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Patricia Owens
(m. 1955; div. 1999)
Ann G. Creson
(m. 2000; div. 2003)
Children 4
Profession Businessman
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army Army Reserve
Years of service 1957–1959; 1959–1977
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Daniel Kirkwood "Kirk" Fordice Jr. (February 10, 1934 – September 7, 2004), was an American politician and businessman. He was the 61st Governor of Mississippi from 1992 to 2000. He was the first Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction-era and the first governor elected to two consecutive four-year terms. Fordice was a staunch conservative.

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