James L. AlcornJames Lusk Alcorn
- December 19
) was a prominent political figure in Mississippi
during the 19th century. He served in the state house of representatives and senate during the 1840's and 1850's. During the American Civil War
, he rose to the rank of general in the Confederate
Army by war's end. He later served as Republican
Governor from 1870-1871, resigned to become U.S. Senator
Alcorn County, Mississippi is named in his honor.