1851: John I. Guion becomes Mississippi’s seventeenth governor

Governor John I. Guion (MDAH Collection)
Governor John I. Guion

Guion served as governor for the remainder of Quitman’s term. Quitman resigned as governor after being indicted for violating federal laws by participating in an expedition to Cuba to promote slave trading.

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1851: James Whitfield becomes Mississippi’s eighteenth governor

Governor James Whitfield (MDAH Collection)
Governor James Whitfield

Whitfield served from 1851 to 1852.

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