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Justice Beam takes oath of office for Supreme Court

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Dawn H. Beam of Sumrall will be sworn in at 9 a.m. February 16, as the newest member of the state's highest court.

She will take the oath of office in the En Banc Courtroom at the Mississippi Supreme Court in Jackson.  Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr. will administer the oath of office.

Governor Phil Bryant appointed Justice Beam to fill the unexpired term of Justice Randy Pierce, who became director of the Mississippi Judicial College on February 1.

The Supreme Court term for District 2, Position 2, is set to expire December 31.  An election will be held in November.

Formal investiture services will be held March 7 at First Baptist Gulfport and on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Justice Beam who is 52 years old, will be the fourth woman to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court. She will become the second woman on the current court. 

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