NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice
Joe Zuccaro, who practiced law in Natchez for over three decades,
has died at his home. He was 84.
Zuccaro was the son of a Sicilian immigrant and a Natchez
He served in the Marines in World War II and after graduating
from law school at the University of Mississippi in 1949, he
practiced law in Natchez until May 1983 when he was appointed
interim chancellor for the 17th Chancery District.
Zuccaro died on Friday.
He was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court on Oct. 22,
1987, by then-Gov. Bill Allain. He filled the unexpired term of
Chief Justice Harry G. Walker, but did not seek re-election after
his term expired on Jan. 1, 1989.
Zuccaro also served as a Natchez city and an Adams County
attorney. Zuccaro's former partner Walter Brown described him as a
"witty and humorous" person who had many friends.
Retired Natchez attorney Robert Netterville says Zuccaro was "a
great public servant," and he served Mississippi admirably.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat,