Secretary of State of Mississippi of Mississippi
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Seal of the Secretary of State of Mississippi
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Incumbent
Michael Watson

since January 14, 2020
Term lengthFour years, unlimited renewal
FormationConstitution of Mississippi
First holderDaniel Williams
Websitehttp://www.sos.ms.gov/

It is a constitutional official originally established under the Article IV, §14 of Mississippi Constitution of 1817, and was reestablished under Article V, §133 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890.[1]

The current secretary of state is Michael Watson.

Organization[edit]

The Secretary of State's Office is composed of six divisions:

List of secretaries of the Territory of Mississippi[edit]

# Name Term of office
1 John Steele 1798—1801
2 Cato West 1803—1805
3 Thomas Hill Williams 1805
4 Cowles Mead 1806—1807
5 Thomas Hill Williams 1807—1809
6 Henry Dangerfield 1810—1814
7 Nathaniel A. Ware 1815—1816

List of secretaries of the State of Mississippi[edit]

# Name Term of office Party
1 Daniel Williams 1817—1821
2 John A. Grimball 1821—1833
3 D. C. Dickson 1833—1835
4 Barry W. Benson 1835—1837
5 David Dickson 1837—1839
6 T.B. Woodward 1839—1841
7 L.G. Galloway 1841—1843
8 Wilson Hemingway 1843—1847
9 Samuel Stamps 1847—1850
10 Joseph Bell 1850—1852
11 James A. Horne 1852—1854
12 William H. Muse 1854—1855
13 A. B. Dilworth 1855—1860
14 B. R. Webb 1860
15 C. A. Brougher 1860—1865
16 A. Warner 1865—1869
17 Henry Musgrove 1869
18 James D. Lynch 1869—1872 Republican
19 Hiram Rhodes Revels 1872—1873 Republican
20 H. C. Carter 1873 Republican
21 M. M. McLeod 1873
22 H. C. Carter 1873—1874 Republican
23 James Hill 1874—1878
24 Kinloch Falconer 1878
25 D. P. Porter 1878
26 Henry C. Myers 1878—1886
27 George M. Govan 1886—1896
28 John Logan Power 1896—1901
29 Joseph Withers Power 1901—1926
30 Walker Wood 1926—1948
31 Heber Austin Ladner 1948—1980 Democratic
32 Ed Pittman 1980—1984 Democratic
33 Dick Molpus 1984—1996 Democratic
34 Eric Clark 1996—2008 Democratic
35 Delbert Hosemann 2008—2020 Republican
36 Michael Watson 2020—present Republican

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