前密西西比州政府. 威廉·温特去世 97

前密西西比州州长威廉·温特, “谁支持教育计划, 创造就业机会, 一生的种族和谐,” 于星期五去世 97, 他的家人说.

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

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