Allain portrait finally will hang in state Capitol

That gap has long been there – reserved for a portrait of the enigmatic Bill Allain, a Natchez native, who served as the state’s 59th governor from 1984 until 1988.

Allain is Mississippi’s only past governor whose portrait does not hang in the hall of governors, according to Brenda Davis, architectural historian for the Capitol.

That is set to change thanks in large part to the efforts of two Northeast Mississippians, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley of Nettleton and artist Robbie Boyd of Pontotoc.

Daily Journal
11/26/17