Death of William Waller, Sr.

October 21, 1926 - November 30, 2011
Jackson, Mississippi | Age 85

Former Mississippi governor dies at 85
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HOLBROOK MOHR, The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr., who as a district attorney twice unsuccessfully prosecuted the man eventually convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers, has died. He was 85.

Waller's law office says he died Wednesday at a hospital. The Democrat served from 1972-76 — a time when Mississippi governors were limited to one term.

Waller also served as district attorney in Hinds County in the 1960s...

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