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Sid McMath

AKA Sidney Sanders McMath

Born: 14-Jun-1912
Birthplace: Magnolia, AR
Died: 4-Oct-2003
Location of death: Little Rock, AR
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery, Saline County, AR

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Arkansas, 1949-53

Military service: USMC (1936-37); USMC (1940-45); USMC Reserve (1945-64, Maj. Gen.)

[1] Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Little Rock, AR.

Father: Hal Pierce McMath
Mother: Nettie Belle Sanders
Sister: Edyth
Wife: Elaine Braughton (m. 28-May-1937, d. 28-May-1942 surgical complications, one son)
Son: Sandy Sidney (b. 1941)
Wife: Anne Phillips McMath (m. 6-Oct-1944, d. 1994, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Phillip (b. 1945)
Son: Bruce (b. 1949)
Daughter: Melissa Hatfield (twin, b. 1953)
Daughter: Patricia Bueter (twin, b. 1953)
Wife: Betty Dorch Russell (until his death)

    High School: Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs, AR (1931)
    University: Henderson State Teachers College (two semesters, transferred)
    Law School:
LLB, University of Arkansas Law School (1936)

    Governor of Arkansas (11-Jan-1949 to 13-Jan-1953)
    Arkansas State Official Prosecuting Attorney, 18th Judicial District (1947-49)
    Arkansas Bar Association
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers President (1977)
    Eagle Scout
    Silver Star
    Legion of Merit

Author of books:
Promises Kept (2003, memoir)

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