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Judge Andrew Howorth

Judge Andrew Howorth '74 - Notable Alumni

Howorth ’74, of Oxford, Miss., retired in 2020 as a Mississippi circuit judge. He was appointed in 2002 and elected or re-elected five times. He assumed the Senior Circuit Judge position in 2011. During his career, he served as Drug Court Judge helping to rehabilitate convicted drug felons; on the Mississippi Judicial College Board of Governors; and as the presiding judge of the Mississippi Bard Complainants Tribunal until he retired. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.B.A. in 1984 and a J.D. in 1987. As a lawyer, he was a former partner in Howorth, O’Donnell & Walsh and Hickman, Goza & Gore. He served as a Mississippi Bar Commissioner, and president of the Tri-County and the Lafayette County bar associations. In the community, he served as past president of the Oxford-Lafayette County United Way, Oxford University Bank former director and Oxford Housing Authority former commissioner. He was also a former member of Oxford Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Howorth is married to Elizabeth Howorth and has three grown children and three stepchildren.