Barbour taps Fair for Miss. Court of Appeals seat - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Barbour taps Fair for Miss. Court of Appeals seat

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(AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour is appointing Chancellor Gene Fair of Hattiesburg to fill a seat on the state Court of Appeals.

Barbour announced the appointment Wednesday. Fair will succeed William Myers, who announced in October that he'll retire from the 10-member court on Dec. 31.

Fair will serve the final seven years of Myers' 8-year term, through January 2019.

Fair has been chancellor since January 2007 in a district that covers Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River and Perry counties.

The Court of Appeals district covers Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry and Stone counties and part of Wayne County.

Fair previously worked in private law practice in Hattiesburg and has served as a lieutenant commander in the Judge Advocate General Corps in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

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