George H. Oliver

George H. Oliver (Coahoma County)

State House: 1890-1891

Born: June 1857 in Georgia

Teacher and administrator. Listed on the 1900 census in Claiborne County with wife Susan and family. Listed on the 1910 census in Clarksdale, divorced, with school superintendent as his occupation. In 1920, 1930, and 1940, he was still working in education in Clarksdale, living with wife Alice.

Alice Carter Oliver, born in Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1887, was the first Black home demonstration agent in Mississippi, serving in that capacity for over thirty years. She retired in 1950.

There is a George H. Oliver Elementary School in Clarksdale today.

Oliver is possibly one of the men shown in this portrait of the 1890 legislature, which is unlabeled.

Clarion-Ledger, February 13, 1890
Daily Commercial Herald, Aug 7, 1890
Vicksburg Evening Post, May 15, 1899
Clarksdale Press Register, Apr 23, 1927
Clarksdale Press Register, Jan 23, 1934
Extension Service Review
Extension Service Review, August 1950