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Jul 18, 2013
MSMo 362 Swan Yerger - The Mississippi Republican Party, Ext. Ver.

    Wirt Yerger of Jackson is considered to be the founder of the modern day Republican Party in Mississippi.  Swan Yerger recalls how his brother became the state party chairman in 1956.

     In this extended version of the original episode, Yerger explains how the party gained a foothold in the formerly Democratic state and why it took so many years for the Republican Party to become accepted at state and local levels.

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