Edward Blackmon Jr.

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Edward Blackmon Jr.
Member of the MississippiHouseofRepresentatives
from the 57th district
In office
January 3, 1984 January 2, 2024
Children4, including Bradford and Lawrence
Education Tougaloo College
George Washington University
Emory University
  • Lawyer
  • politician

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. [1] 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.[ citation needed ]

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  1. "Edward Blackmon Jr". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 23, 2015.