Homer Martin Adkins

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Homer Martin Adkins (1890-1964) was thirty-second governor of Arkansas, serving from January 14, 1941, to January 9, 1945.

Adkins was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas, on October 15, 1890. He attended Draughton's School of Business in 1908 and later graduated from the Little Rock College of Pharmacy in 1911. Adkins rose to the rank of captain in the Army Medical Corps in World War I. After the war he served as Pulaski County sheriff and collector of internal revenue. He was elected governor in 1940. Adkins went into the public relations business in 1956. He died on February 26, 1964, in Malvern. He is interred at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock.


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