L'ex Mississippi Gov. William Winter muore a 97

L'ex governatore del Mississippi William Winter, “che ha sostenuto iniziative educative, creazione di posti di lavoro, e l'armonia razziale per tutta la vita,” è morto venerdì all'età 97, dice la sua famiglia.

After serving in the US Army during World War II, “Winter was elected to the Mississippi Legislature in 1947 while still a student at the Ole Miss Law School,” said a statement provided by Dick Molpus, family spokesperson and former Mississippi Secretary of State.
Winter’s life and 75 years of public service were chronicled in an Emmy Award winning documentary filmThe Toughest Job,” ha detto la dichiarazione.
Known as Mississippi’s Education Governor, Winter secured passage of landmark educational initiatives in 1982 bringing kindergartens, compulsory school attendance, and a range of other key reforms to a state plagued by poverty and illiteracy,” ha detto.
    President Bill Clinton appointed Winter to serve on the National Commission on Race. Winter expanded that work for racial harmony with the creation of the Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, diceva la dichiarazione.
    Winter’s political courage was recognized when he received the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award in 2008.
    Winter is survived by his wife of 70 anni, Elise Varner Winter; three daughters Anne Winter, Lele Gillespie and Eleanor Winter and five grandchildren, ha detto la dichiarazione.
      A memorial service will be held once the dangers from Covid-19 abate and it is safe to gather for a service,” ha detto.
      Winter’s cause of death has not yet been disclosed




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