Men and Women of Distinction: Sid McMath
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Born Sidney Sanders McMath on June 14, 1912 in Columbia County, Ark., McMath was a graduate of the University of Arkansas Law School. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, earning the Silver Star and Legion of Merit. He returned to Hot Springs after the war, where he became politically active to fight corruption in local government. He was elected prosecutor for Garland and Montgomery counties in 1946, and governor in 1948 and 1950. He was an advocate of internal improvements and anti-lynching statutes.AETN > Programs > Men and Women of Disntinction > Men and Women of Distinction: Sid McMath