Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chris Webster passed away

Former Executive Director of the Mississippi Republican Party Chris Webster passed away. I have no further details. I knew him back in the 90's when he was in the mortgage business. He was always professional and a class act when he helped get a bill regulating mortgage companies passed. I know he will be missed by more than a few people.

9 comments:

Hayes said...

Thanks for posting. Chris was a good friend who loved Mississippi and committed a great deal of his professional career making it a better place. He will be missed by many.

Anonymous said...

Wow, shocker. I knew Chris and his then wife, Becky, when he was in Jackson. Nice guy. Ran for a statewide office. Sec. of State I believe? Any details on cause of death?

Ken Stribling said...

Chris Webster passed away on July 21 at a hospital in Washington DC of a heart attack. He had been remarried only since Valentines Day.

It is sad to hear of his death. I had known him since 1989 or so. Anyone who knew Chris would attest as to his sharp, unconventional intellect and to what a decent, selfless person he was. He was a great person to have as a friend -- the kind who worked hard to never lose touch with his friends and acquaintances.

Anonymous said...

What a shock. I wasn't real close to Chris but did know him socially, and am saddened to hear this news.

@2:08pm - Yes, he ran for Secretary of State in 1995 and lost to Barbara Blanton in the Republican Primary. Blanton lost to Democrat Eric Clark in the general election.

Not that his campaign in 1995 defined him as a person, but one part about it, I sometimes will still see a bumpersticker of his on a sign here or there and think of him, and still will remember him.

My prayers go out to his family.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Chris was such an intelligent person and always had good things to say about people. He always had a smile on his face and who help you anyway he could. He was so young to pass away and will be missed so much.

Anonymous said...

I am in shock. chris was a great guy and I got to know him with the Fordice Campaign. so young-- great loss

Anonymous said...

Chris was a dear friend. He was incredibly intelligent. He wanted the best for Mississippi and believed that we could make a difference together. The world is a lesser place without him. Rest in peace, friend.

Pete Perry said...

Hate to join this late, but because of the subject will do so.

Hayes and Ken - and others - all said it well. Cant add much to the conversation other than to repeat all the posts above. Chris was a good friend, a very sharp mind, a great intellect that carried a sharp wit with it.

He died in his sleep in his home in Washington - a week before his 50th birthday. The news of his death has been a shock to his many friends here and in DC.

He will be missed by many.

Anonymous said...

No honesty here. Note that there are any posts by anybody that really knew him.

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