Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection
Oral history.; Sidney Lanier Rushing was born in Carthage, Mississippi in 1930. Rushing earned a B. S. degree in political science from Mississippi Valley State University and an M. Ed. in administration and supervision from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also earned an M. S. and Ed. Specialist degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University as well as further study at Northern Illinois University. Rushing served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and then taught high school social studies in Gulfport, Mississippi, from 1958-1971. He was a loan officer and vice president of Hancock Bank from 1974-1996 and served on the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning from 1984-1996.