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Former state Senator Muirhead dies

A pioneer for Mississippi women's rights and a former state senator has died.

Jean Muirhead passed away at her home in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 15th. She served as one of Mississippi's first female senators from 1968 to 1972.

During that time Muirhead authored legislation that allowed women in Mississippi to serve on state court juries.

She was a champion of women's rights throughout her career.

She is survived by three children and three grandchildren.

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