An Oral History with the Honorable O. H. Barnett
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Mr. O. H. Barnett was born in Leake County, Mississippi, on January 26, 1902. Mr. Barnett graduated from Mississippi College and attended the University of Mississippi Law School. Mr. Barnett passed the state bar examination in 1929 and began a private practice in Carthage, Mississippi. In 1958 he was elected Circuit Court Judge and served on the bench until 1975. Mr. Barnett married the former Callie Joiner and had one daughter.
Family History Mr. Barnett's Grandfather, John Henry Barnett and the Move to Mississippi Family Involvement in the Civil War Memories of Early Life in Mississippi Educational Background Experiences in Private Practice Memories of Mississippi Politicians Theodore Bilbo Fred Sullens The Great Depression World War II Important Changes in the Mississippi Judicial System Women on Juries The Grand Jury System Heavy Case Loads and the Right to a Speedy Trial Punishment and Rehabilitation The Civil Rights Movement The Right to a Fair Trial mus- coh. barnetto. doc Page 1 of 19
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