Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Clarksdale’s First Presbyterian Church for Leon C. Bramlett, the 1983 Republican nominee for Mississippi governor

Bramlett lived most of his life in Clarksdale; he was 92 when he died Monday at his son’s home in Texas. Bramlett was Mississippi Democratic Party chairman from 1968 to 1972 before switching to the GOP in 1976. He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1979 and won the Republican nomination again in 1983, but his campaign was overshadowed by discredited sexual accusations against the Democrat who defeated him, state Attorney General Bill Allain. Bramlett declined to promote rumors about Allain which were based on an investigation funded by wealthy Republican donors.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Be the first to comment on "Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Clarksdale’s First Presbyterian Church for Leon C. Bramlett, the 1983 Republican nominee for Mississippi governor"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*