Former Governor of Mississippi
Jan 24, 2023
Ronnie Musgrove
Former Governor of Mississippi

Ronnie Musgrove served in the Mississippi State Senate from 1988 to 1996, as lieutenant governor from 1996 to 2000, and as Mississippi’s 62nd governor from 2000 to 2004. Governor Musgrove remains engaged with public policy boards and commissions working to advance quality education and better access to health care for rural and low-income families. 

Governor Musgrove chaired the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, a federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Health and Human Services focused specifically on health care challenges in rural America. He was a Senior Policy Scholar in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

While Governor Musgrove continues to practice law, he is also actively engaged in opening private sector medical marijuana testing facilities in Mississippi.

A Panola County native, Governor Musgrove is a graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College, The University of Mississippi, and The University of Mississippi School of Law. Governor Musgrove, a Paul Harris Fellow, was an active Rotarian for more than 20 years.