Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Teacher & SCV Leader Helps Oversee Jefferson Davis Estate

By Wayne Risher

John Echols doesn't mix business with pleasure.

If he did, he could teach a class on the life and times of Jefferson Davis and his final years at

Beauvoir in Biloxi.

John Echols, a history teacher at Southaven High School, serves on the

board of trustees of Beauvoir, the Biloxi home of Confederate president

Jefferson Davis.

Echols, 66, a 42-year member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, has

served the group's Mississippi division for 20-plus years as a trustee of

Beauvoir, a historical landmark.

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