Brad Dye

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Brad Dye
27th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 22, 1980 – January 14, 1992
Governor William Winter
William Allain
Ray Mabus
Preceded by Evelyn Gandy
Succeeded by Eddie Briggs
47th State Treasurer of Mississippi
In office
January 18, 1972 – January 20, 1976
Governor Bill Waller
Preceded by Evelyn Gandy
Succeeded by Ed Pittman
Personal details
Born (1933-12-20) December 20, 1933 (age 85)
Charleston, Mississippi
Political party Democratic

Brad J. Dye, Jr.[1] (born December 20, 1933) is an American politician who served three 4-year terms as 27th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi from 1980 until 1992. Dye is the only individual in state history to serve as lieutenant governor for twelve consecutive years.[2]

In 1983, Dye won his second term as lieutenant governor by defeating the Republican Gil Carmichael, an auto dealer from Meridian, who had been his party's nominee for governor in 1975 against Cliff Finch and in 1979 against William Winter. In 1983, Carmichael ran for lieutenant governor on the ticket headed by his former intraparty rival, Leon Bramlett, a wealthy farmer and businessman from Clarksdale.

Prior to the lieutenant governorship, Dye served in both the Mississippi House of Representatives[3] and the Mississippi Senate [2] and as Mississippi state Treasurer.[4] He is a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1986 a commission studying the state's constitution affirmed Dye's perspective on the powers of the lieutenant governor's office.[5]

In September 2010 he was presented with the Mississippi Medal of Service by Governor Haley Barbour.[2]

Dye was born in Charleston, Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (1957) and a law degree (1959) from the University of Mississippi.[4]


  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2
  3. Civil Rights Digital Library: Brad Dye
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Mississippi candidates ready for runoff battle", Times Daily, August 7, 1975
  5. "Mississippi panel backs lieutenant governor", The Advocate, December 19, 1986

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Political offices
Preceded by
Evelyn Gandy
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
Succeeded by
Eddie Briggs