Gil Carmichael, American businessman, Died at 88

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Gilbert Ellzey Carmichael, known as Gil Carmichael was born on June 27, 1927, and died on January 31, 2016.

He was an American businessman, transportation policy specialist, and Republican politician from Meridian, Mississippi.

Gil was a key player in the slow development of the two-party system in Mississippi during the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Mr. Carmichael served in the United States Coast Guard.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, in 1950.

A fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1976,

Since the yer 1961, Mr.Carmichael was a Volkswagen dealer in Meridian in Lauderdale County and a real estate developer.

Carmichael established Missouth Properties, which is a commercial real estate firm in Meridian, now run by his son, Gilbert Scott Carmichael, in 1968.

Gil Carmichael passed away at 88 yrs old due to a heart attack at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi.