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Charles Wayne DOWDY

(1943- )

DOWDY, Charles Wayne, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia, July 27, 1943; attended the public schools; graduated from Gulfport High School, Gulfport, Miss., 1961; B.A., Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss., 1965; LL.B., Jackson School of Law, Jackson, Miss., 1968; admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1969 and commenced practice in McComb; city judge, McComb, 1970-1974; mayor, McComb, 1978-1981; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Jon Clifton Hinson, and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (July 7, 1981-January 3, 1989); was not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful nominee in 1988 for the United States Senate; is a resident of McComb, Miss.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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