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Jim Barnett

Born: Dec 8, 1926

Death: Jul 26, 2013

Birthplace: Edinburg, Mississippi

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Jim Barnett

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1926
Date of Death : Jul 26, 2013
Birth Place : Edinburg, Mississippi

Jim C. Barnett was an American physician who served from 1992 to 2008 in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Born in Edinburg in Leake County in central Mississippi, Barnett served in the United States Navy during World War II and as a naval flight surgeon during the Korean War. He went to Millsaps College, Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi Medical School and then graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He was engaged in family practice and surgery in Lincoln County and lived in Brookhaven. He died at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson at the age of eighty-six. In the legislature, Barnett worked successfully to bring the Mississippi School of the Arts to Brookhaven. A pilot, Barnett served for twelve years as the chairman of the Mississippi Aeronautics Commission. He was a member and chairman of the Mississippi Board of Mental Health. The mental health facility in Brookhaven is named in his honor.


  • Politician
  • Physician
  • Surgeon
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