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Lumumba appoints new leadership to City Attorney’s Office

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba appointed Tim Howard as the new City Attorney of Jackson.

Howard has been a judicial law Clerk to Mississippi Supreme Court Justice William L. Waller Jr. and United States District Court Judge Henry P. Wingate, Assistant District Attorney for Mississippi’s 14th Circuit Court District, and State Special Assistant Attorney General presiding over the Medical Fraud Division.

Howard was born and raised in Jackson. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Millsaps College where he was the first African-American to be elected by the faculty to Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a Master of Law from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Howard most recently was Special Assistant to the Provost of Tougaloo College and currently was the Director of Tougaloo’s Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Program. He co-chairs Faculty Affairs Committee and is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. He is also the Pastor of We Are One United Methodist Church.

Howard left his position at Tougaloo College and joined the city on Jan. 7.

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