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Sec. of State Hosemann to Speak at MC Graduation

June 11, 2009

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will be the keynote speaker at Mississippi College's summer graduation Saturday, August 1.

The event will be at the A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Clinton campus. It begins at 10 a.m. More than 200 MC students are expected to receive degrees.

Elected in November 2007, Hosemann is a Jackson attorney who's been active in a number of civic organizations. He's served as chairman of the board of Mississippi Blood Services. He's worked as a partner with the Phelps Dunbar, LLP law firm in the capital city.

Hosemann is Mississippi's 7th secretary of state elected since 1900. The office oversees such things as Mississippi elections, public lands, and Mississippi's corporate laws.

Since taking office in 2008, Hosemann has worked to ensure the integrity of elections, and make Mississippi more business-friendly. Raised in Warren County, Hosemann is a graduate of Notre Dame University and the University of Mississippi School of Law. The Republican received a master of laws degree in taxation from New York University. He succeeded Eric Clark as secretary of state, who served from 1996 until 2008. Clark now is executive director of Mississippi's Board for Community and Junior Colleges.

Hosemann and his wife, Lynn, have been married for 38 years. They have three children and two granddaughters.
Photo: Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann