Theodore G. Bilbo Photo

Theodore G. Bilbo

Born: Oct 13, 1877

Death: Aug 21, 1947

Birthplace: Pearl River County

Nationality: United States

Theodore G. Bilbo

Date of Birth : Oct 13, 1877
Date of Death : Aug 21, 1947
Birth Place : Pearl River County

Theodore Gilmore Bilbo was an American politician. Bilbo, a Democrat, twice served as governor of Mississippi and later was elected a U.S. Senator. A master of filibuster and scathing rhetoric, a rough-and-tumble fighter in debate, he made his name a synonym for white supremacy. Bilbo believed that black people and Jews were inferior, defended segregation, and was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Of short stature, Bilbo wore flashy clothing, and was nicknamed "The Man" because he tended to refer to himself in the third person. Bilbo was the author of Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization.

Also known as


  • Theodore Bilbo

Spouse


  • Lillian S. Herrington
  • Linda R. Gaddy
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