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Gray Tollison's Biography

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Full Name:

Gray Tollison




Wife: Amanda; 2 Children: Grady, Laurel

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Birth Place:

Memphis, TN

Home City:

Oxford, MS



JD, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1990

BA, Rhodes College, 1986

Former President Pro Tempore, Mississippi State Senate

Senator, Mississippi State Senate, District 9, 1996-2020

Former Chairman, Division "B" Committee, Judiciary, 2004-2012

Former Vice Chairman, Education Committee, 2004-2012

Former Chairman, Constitution Committee, 2000-2004

Former Vice-Chairman, Elections Committee, 1996-2000

Attorney, Tollison Law Firm, 1992-present

Attorney, Lafayette County School Board, present

Former Law Clerk, Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Armis E. Hawkins

Attorney, present

Former Employee, United States Senator, John C. Stennis, Washington, D.C. Office

Member, Member, Christ Presbyterian Church, present

Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation, present


Leadership in Juvenile Justice Reform, Mississippi, 2010;
Legislator of the Year, Mississippi, Homebuilders Association, 2008;
Legislative Leadership Award, State Troopers Association, 2007;
Seat Belt Champion Award, State Farm Alliance, 2006