Association History

Official “Original” Name:        Mississippi Civil Defense Director’s Association

Organizational Date:              May 21, 1961


Leslie Newcomb, Chairman – Forest County

John Hill, City of Canton, Madison County

David Eddy, City of Jackson, Hinds County

Ed Kramer, Jr., Clarke County


First Officers:

Leslie Newcomb – President – Forrest County

K.E. McLaughlin – 1st Vice-President – Warren County

H.G. Morrow – 2nd Vice-President – Panola County

Julia Guice – Secretary / Treasurer – Harrison County


First Board of Directors:

One member selected from each Civil Defense District

A.H. Arnold – Alcorn County

Earl Frye, Jr. – Monroe County

Ed Kramer, Jr. – Clarke County

Gordon Covington, Jr. – Pike County

J.F. Geoghegan – Jefferson County

Charles Morris – Washington County

Lawrence A. Feduccia – Boliver County

Gary Moore – Montgomery County




​Words cannot describe.

Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Management Association