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  Burkett, Frank
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AffiliationPopulist   
NameFrank Burkett
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Okolona, Mississippi , United States
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Born July 05, 1843
DiedNovember 18, 1914 (71 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Mar 01, 2009 11:59am
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InfoBURKETT, Frank - Mississippi politician.

Born 7/5/1843 in Lawrenceburg TN.

Served in the Tennessee cavalry during the Civil War

Graduated from Professor Henry's School; later studied law. Admitted to bar 1872

Real estate investor; publisher; teacher

Married Mattie Schrimsher 1866; married (2) Mary E. Mitchell 1906. Four children.

Editor of the Houston [MS] Messenger 1872-1914 (newspaper changed names twice during his editorship]

MS House (D) 1887-91, 1893-97, 1907-11

Delegate to MS constitutional convention of 1890 and voted against the new constitution

Nominated for Presidential Elector (D-MS) 1892 but resigned from the ticket and supported the Populist Party

Candidate for US House (Pop-MS) 1892, 1894

Candidate for Governor (Pop-MS) 1895

Member, Populist National Committee

MS Senate (D) 1911-1914

Died 11/18/1914 in Okolona MS.

James T. Havel, U.S. Presidential Candidates and the Elections, vol. 1, pp. 81-82.

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  07/25/1896 US Vice President - POP Convention Lost 0.00% (-64.56%)
  11/05/1895 MS Governor Lost 27.93% (-44.13%)
  11/08/1892 MS - District 04 Lost 38.56% (-22.89%)
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