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Former Governor William Winter hospitalized after fall

JACKSON, MISS– Former Governor William Winter, 93, is in the hospital after falling in his driveway.

Officials with the University of Mississippi Medical Center confirmed Sunday that Winter had been upgraded from serious to fair condition.

Attorney Dorsey Carson was driving by Winter’s home after the fall and was able to stop for help, according to a post on Facebook which has since been removed.

Winter has been treated at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and according to Carson. He has a concussion and fractures.

Former Governor William Winter is often credited his work in education and race relations in Mississippi. Winter is a World War II veteran, and served the state as Tax Collector, State Treasurer, Lt. Governor and then Governor.

Winter was recently honored by being inducted into the Y’all Politics Mississippi Top 50 Hall of Fame for his contributions to the state’s history.

Winter served as governor from 1980 to 1984. In 1982, he lead in the effort to pass the Education Reform Act.


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