Open Access, 1980-1997


University of Mississippi Jamie L. Whitten Dinner in Washington, D.C., The

Other Form of Name

Turner, R. Gerald (Robert Gerald), 1945-; Mabus, Ray, 1948-



Creation Date


Document Type

Open Access Recording


Some of the images and language that appear in the digital collections depict prejudices that are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. This content is being presented as historical documentation to aid in the understanding of both American history and the history of the University of Mississippi. The University Creed speaks to our current deeply held values, and the availability of this content should not be taken as an endorsement of previous attitudes or behavior.


Media is loading


The Jamie L. Whitten Dinner in Washington D.C. to honor U.S. Representative Jamie L. Whitten and to celebrate the creation of the Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi. Introduction by Chancellor R. Gerald Turner. Tributes by W. Frederick Smith (Chairman of Federal Express Corporation); Ray Mabus (Governor of Mississippi); Mary Ann Mobley (National Chairperson of the Ole Miss Annual Fund). Miss Mississippi Toni Seawright sings "Mississippi, I Love My Home." William F. Winter (former governor of Mississippi) discusses the University of Mississippi Law School. Will Hickman (Board of Trustees, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning) outlines Whitten's education and career. Tributes by U.S. Representative Bob Michel and Speaker of the House Jim Wright. University of Mississippi documentary saluting the career of Jamie L. Whitten, including clips with U.S. Representative Thomas S. Foley; Whitten; U.S. Representative Edward P. Boland; U.S. Representative William H. Natcher; U.S. Representative Silvio Conte. Remarks of Jamie Whitten. Howard McMillan (President of the Ole Miss Alumni Association) presents Centennial Alumni medallion to Jamie Whitten.

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Whitten, Jamie L.; University of Mississippi. Law Center

Relational Format

video recording



Original Format


Original Collection

Jamie L. Whitten Collection (MUM00732), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


This media file is for personal and research use only. This file may not be reproduced, re-posted, captured or saved. For publication and professional uses, please contact the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi Libraries.


Jamie L. Whitten Dinner 48:08 - VHS label; Jamie L. Whitten Dinner 48:08 - VHS case label

This document is currently not available for download.