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Introduction: The Honorable William F. Winter


William F. Winter served as governor of Mississippi from 1980 to 1984. He is a longtime advocate of public education, racial reconciliation, and historic preservation. He served as chair of the National Commission on the State and Local Public Service, the Southern Regional Education Board, the Southern Growth Policies Board, the Commission on the Future of the South, the National Civic League, the Kettering Foundation, the Foundation for the Mid-South, and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and recently received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. An attorney in the firm of Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis in Jackson, Mississippi, he is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

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