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John J. Pettus

Born: Oct 9, 1813

Death: Jan 28, 1867

Birthplace: Wilson County

Nationality: United States

John J. Pettus

Date of Birth : Oct 9, 1813
Date of Death : Jan 28, 1867
Birth Place : Wilson County

John Jones Pettus was a United States politician. Born in Wilson County, Tennessee, he was the governor of the state of Mississippi from January 5, 1854 to January 10, 1854, the shortest term of governor in the state’s history. Pettus was later elected to a full term and served from 21 November 1859 - 16 November 1863 during which time he took Mississippi out of the Union. Pettus was a member of the Democratic party.

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