A Democrat, Jamie Whitten won a special election to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1941. He continued to represent Mississippi until his retirement in 1995. Whitten chaired the powerful House Committee on Appropriations from 1979 to 1992.
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Image creditJamie Whitten meeting with aide outside House Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture room, (June 30, 1962), by House Appropriations is licensed under CC by 2.0.