PICKERING, Charles W. (Chip), Jr., a Representative from Mississippi; born in Laurel, Jones County,
Miss., August 10, 1963; graduated from R.H. Watkins High School, Laurel, Miss.;
B.A., University of Mississippi, University, Miss., 1986; M.B.A., Baylor
University, Waco, Tex., 1989; staff for United States Senator Trent Lott of
Mississippi, 1992-1996; United States Department of Agriculture, 1989-1990;
elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the five succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2009); was not a candidate for
reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008.