Alphonso Michael (Mike) ESPY, Congress, MS (1953)

ESPY Alphonso Michael (Mike) , a Representative from Mississippi; born in Yazoo City, Miss., November 30, 1953; B.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1975; J.D., University of Santa Clara Law School, California, 1978; attorney with Central Mississippi Legal Services, 1978-1980; assistant secretary of state, chief, Mississippi Legal Services, 1978-1980; assistant secretary of Public Lands Division, 1980-1984; assistant State attorney general, 1984-1985; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1987, until his resignation January 22, 1993, having been appointed Secretary of Agriculture in the Cabinet of President William J. Clinton; Secretary of Agriculture, 1993-1994; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 2018.


"Alphonso Michael (Mike) Espy" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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

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