DOXEY, Wall (1892-1962)

DOXEY, WALL, a Representative and a Senator from Mississippi; born in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., August 8, 1892; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1913 and from its law department in 1914; admitted to the bar in 1914 and commenced practice in Holly Springs, Miss.; prosecuting attorney of Marshall County, Miss., 1915-1923; district attorney for the third judicial district of Mississippi 1923-1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1929, until September 28, 1941; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on September 23, 1941, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Pat Harrison and served from September 29, 1941, to January 3, 1943; unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the United States Senate in 1942; elected Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate 1943-1947; engaged as a hearing examiner with the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1947; resumed the practice of law in Holly Springs, Miss., until his retirement in 1948; died in Memphis, Tenn., March 2, 1962; interment in Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, MS
Papers: 1940. 1 letter. Also photographs.