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Former Commissioner Joins Mississippi Law Firm

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Adams and Reese L.L.P. has hired George Dale to be a non-attorney advisor.

Dale spent more than 30 years serving as the insurance commissioner of Mississippi.

Adams and Reese, Baton Rouge, La., is bringing Dale into its Jackson, Miss., office to strengthen its government relations team, the law firm says.

Other former office holders now working for Adams and Reese include James Hayes, a former U.S. representative from Louisiana; E. L. Henry, former speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and William Bruce, a former Tennessee state senator.

Dale, a Democrat, was the youngest insurance commissioner in Mississippi history when he first was elected in 1975. Voters went on to re-elect him for 7 more terms.

Gary Anderson ended Dale’s chances of returning for a ninth term by defeating him in Mississippi’s Democratic primary in August 2007.

Michael Chaney, a Republican, went on to win in the general election.