During this term Bilbo caused controversy by attempting to move the University of Mississippi from Oxford to Jackson.- Theodore G. Bilbo
Mississippi Governor Theodore Bilbo stated:- Jackson, Mississippi
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The University of Mississippi, commonly known as Ole Miss, is a public research university adjacent to Oxford, Mississippi with a medical center in Jackson.
During the 1930s, Mississippi Governor Theodore G. Bilbo was politically hostile towards the University of Mississippi, firing administrators and faculty and replacing them with his friends.