Edward Blackmon Jr.
|Member of the MississippiHouseofRepresentatives
from the 57th district
January 3, 1984 –January 2, 2024
|Robert L. Everett III
January 29,1979 –January 8,1980
|Robert L. Everett III
|4, including Bradford and Lawrence
| Tougaloo College
George Washington University
Edward Blackmon Jr. (born July 21, 1947) is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served continuously in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 to 2024, representing the 57th district. [ citation needed ]He previously served a term from 1979 to 1980. Blackmon has served as chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, president of the Magnolia Bar Association, and is presently an emeritus trustee of Tougaloo College’s board of trustees. He was named by The National Law Journal as one of the Nation’s Top 10 Litigators in 2002 and 2013.
The Fred Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the most outstanding receiver in American college football by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. (TQCF), an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The award was created by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. in 1994. The award is named for Fred Biletnikoff, who played college football at Florida State University and professionally with the Oakland Raiders and Montreal Alouettes. Any NCAA Division I FBS player who catches the football through the forward pass is eligible to be selected as the award winner, although every winner thus far has been a wide receiver. A national selection committee consisting of over 650 journalists, commentators, broadcasters, and former players selects the award winner. No member of the board of trustees of the foundation has a vote. The foundation's charitable mission is provision of scholarships to North Florida high school seniors who have overcome significant challenges to achieve at the highest levels, with 320 scholarships having been awarded through 2022 with total benefits of 4.8 million dollars. Founding Trustee and Chairman Walter Manley II & Past Chairman Mark Ryan announced in December, 2022, the goal of 10 million dollars in aggregate to be awarded by 2030.
Edward William Gnehm Jr., also known as Skip Gnehm, is an American diplomat who most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to Jordan. He is now a faculty member at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
William Edwards Blackmon is a former American football safety and return specialist. He played college football for the Boston College Eagles, and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He has also played for the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, and briefly for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
Owen Brown, father of abolitionist John Brown, was a wealthy cattle breeder and land speculator who operated a successful tannery in Hudson, Ohio. He was also a fervent abolitionist and civil servant,and outspoken. Brown was a founder of multiple institutions including the Western Reserve Anti-Slavery Society, Western Reserve College, and the Free Congressional Church. Brown gave speeches advocating the immediate abolition of slavery and facilitated the Underground Railroad.
Fred Leonard Blackmon was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.
Stanley Hubert Dent Jr. was an American lawyer and politician who served six terms as a U.S. Representative from Alabama from 1909 to 1921.
William G. Anderson D.O. was the first African-American who was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for twenty years where he also served as president. He was best known for his role in the Albany Movement, which Anderson led, was formed by local activists in Albany, Georgia in 1961.
George Edward Alcorn Jr. is an American physicist, engineer, inventor, and professor. He taught at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia, and worked primarily for IBM and NASA. He has over 30 inventions and 8 patents resulting in his induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015.
Douglas A. Blackmon is an American writer and journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.
Justin Carl Blackmon is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, twice earning unanimous All-American honors. He was selected by Jacksonville with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. With the Jaguars, he was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy before being suspended indefinitely for another violation later that year and has not played since.
James Blackmon Sr. is an American basketball coach and former noted college and high school player. Blackmon has coached two teams to the class 2A high school basketball championship in Indiana, winning back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. He also won the class 4A high school basketball championship in Indiana in 2016. Blackmon played basketball in college for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. As a senior at Marion High School, in Marion, Indiana, Blackmon was runner-up for the award of Indiana Mr. Basketball, won that year by Steve Alford. Blackmon was named to the McDonald's All-American and Parade All-American teams in recognition of his high school success.
Blackmon is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Edward G. Jefferson was a British-born American chemical engineer, chemist, businessman, CEO and Chairman of DuPont corporation. During Jefferson's leadership as Chairman, DuPont suffered from numerous controversies; such as polluting public waterways.
The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) is the National Sports Association (NSA) for athletics sports such as track and field, road running, cross country running, and racewalking in the Philippines, including the core athletics sports which constitute the Decathlon in the Olympic Games. PATAFA is also a member of the Asian Athletics (AA) and the World Athletics.
Brenda Blackmon is an American anchor based in New York City. Blackmon most recently anchored the PIX11 News weeknights at 6:30 with Kaity Tong. Blackmon joined the station in 2016 as an anchor. She first co-anchored in New York at WWOR-TV with Rolland Smith then Sean Mooney then Ernie Anastos and finally Harry Martin.
James Blackmon Jr. is an American basketball player who last played for Pınar Karşıyaka of the Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL). He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers.
Tiffany Danielle Blackmon is an American sports reporter for NFL on CBS and College Football on CBS Sports. She previously was a sports reporter at NFL Network and ESPN College Football.
Barbara Anita Blackmon is an American lawyer and politician who served in the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 21st district from 2016 to 2024. She previously served in the Senate from 1992 to 2004.
Zell Shaw Blackmon is an American politician from Georgia. Blackmon is a Republican member of Georgia House of Representatives from the 146th district since 2015.
Bradford Jerome Blackmon is an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Mississippi. A son of state representative Edward Blackmon Jr. and state senator Barbara Blackmon, he was elected in 2023 to succeed his mother in the Mississippi State Senate.