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Description: Murphree Will Run - For Lt. GovernorDate: April 14 1922
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee County Library, Tupelo, MS
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 4
MURPHREE WILL RUN
Calhoun City Man Ready to Make Race for Lieutenant Governor
Calhoun City, Miss., April 4.—Hon. Dennis Murphree, third term member of the House of Representatives from Calhoun county, will be a candidate for the office of lieutenant governor of Mississippi next year.
Mr. Murphree, who is at present acting chairman of the ways and means committee in the House and who has had the distinction of having been three times elected by unanimous vote as speaker pro tem of the House of Representatives, was here one day last week and when asked as to his intentions regarding this matter said: “My friends in different sections of the state, in the newspaper and in the Legislature have been to some extent insistent that I make the race. The idea did not originate with me, nor have I sought to foster it. However, it is not distasteful, for all of us are at least to some extent ambitious. I certainly appreciate the fine things that some of my friends have seen fit to say of me, and I will say that if it is the desire of those in the state who are interested in men that I submit my name for consideration at the hands of the voters next year for this important place. I shall not refuse.
Mr. Murphree has been for twenty-one years editor of the Calhoun county newspaper and during the last several months prior to the convening of the Legislature was in charge of an educational campaign put on by the Grenada Bank which campaign thirteen counties in this section of the state. It is a foregone conclusion that he will be a strong contender.