Mabus served from 1988 to 1992.
1988: Ray Mabus becomes Mississippi’s sixtieth governor
1988: National Space Technology Laboratories in Hancock County renamed Stennis Space Center
The change was made to honor Mississippi Senator John C. Stennis, who was a strong supporter of the space program.
1988: Congress passes National Indian Gaming Act
The act legalized gambling as a way to bring in desperately needed money.