Daniel Kirkwood "Kirk" Fordice, Jr. (February 10, 1934 – September 7, 2004) was a politician from the US state of Mississippi. He was the 60th Governor of Mississippi from January 14, 1992, until January 11, 2000. He was the first Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction-era governor Adelbert Ames, who served from 1874 to 1876.
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... Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Fordice studied engineering at Purdue University, becoming a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and earning a BS and MS in 1956 and 1957, respectively ... Fordice settled in Vicksburg and began a career in heavy construction, eventually founding his own construction company and becoming a millionaire ... Fordice was re-elected in 1995 against Democratic Mississippi secretary of state Dick Molpus ...