|Oil on canvas, Marshall Bouldin III, 1983, Collection of U.S.
House of Representatives
WHITTEN, Jamie Lloyd, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Cascilla, Tallahatchie
County, Miss., April 18, 1910; attended the public schools and the literary and
law departments of the University of Mississippi at Oxford; was admitted to the
bar in 1932 and commenced the practice at Charleston, Miss.; principal of the
Cowart School in Tallahatchie County, Miss., in 1930 and 1931; member of the
State house of representatives in 1931 and 1932; elected district attorney of
the seventeenth district of Mississippi, 1933-1941; elected as a Democrat to
the Seventy-seventh Congress by special election, November 4, 1941, to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of Wall Doxey; reelected to the twenty-six
succeeding Congresses and served from November 4, 1941, to January 3, 1995; not
a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; cochairman,
Joint Committee on Budget Control (Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses);
chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Ninety-sixth through One Hundred Second
Congresses); died in Oxford, Miss., on September 9, 1995; interment in
Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Miss.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Jamie L. Whitten, Democratic Representative
from Mississippi. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,