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Oral history with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell

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Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 9, 1977 with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell in his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. DeCell enrolled at the University of Mississippi but with the start of World War II, he was called to service. After the war, DeCell returned to the University of Mississippi to finish his pre-law studies. He went on to Harvard University Law School where he obtained his law degree. Upon his return to Mississippi, DeCell began to practice law. In 1959, DeCell campaigned successfully for election to the Mississippi Senate, and subsequently was reelected to four additional terms. In addition to his law practice and service in the Senate, DeCell's time has been filled with participation in many projects in Yazoo City on behalf of his church and local civic clubs, as well as in personal improvements projects such as the Great Books program.

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