전 미시시피 정부. 윌리엄 윈터는 97

전 미시시피 주지사 William Winter, “교육 이니셔티브를 옹호 한 사람, 직업 창조, 평생 동안 인종적 조화,” 나이에 금요일 사망 97, 그의 가족은 말한다.

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,” 성명을 말했다.
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,” 그것은 말했다.
    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, 성명은 말했다.
    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 연령, Elise Varner Winter; three daughters Anne Winter, Lele Gillespie and Eleanor Winter and five grandchildren, 성명을 말했다.
      A memorial service will be held once the dangers from Covid-19 abate and it is safe to gather for a service,” 그것은 말했다.
      Winter’s cause of death has not yet been disclosed

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