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William Webster FRANKLIN

(1941- )

FRANKLIN, William Webster, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Greenwood, Miss., December 13, 1941; graduated from Greenwood High School, Greenwood, Miss.; B.A., Mississippi State University, Starkville, 1963; LL.B., J.D., University of Mississippi, Oxford, 1966; admitted to bar; United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1966; served in United States Army, major, 1963-1970; private practice of law, Greenwood, 1970-1972; assistant district attorney, Fourth District, Mississippi, 1972-1978; elected circuit judge, Fourth District, Mississippi, 1978-1982; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the Ninety-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1987); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; resumed the practice of law; is a resident of Greenwood, Miss.

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

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