Terry C. Burton

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Terry Burton
President pro tempore of the Mississippi Senate
In office
January 5, 2016 – January 11, 2019
Preceded byGiles Ward
Succeeded byGray Tollison
Member of the Mississippi Senate
from the 31st district
Assumed office
January 7, 1992
Preceded byAlan Heflin
Personal details
Terry Clark Burton

(1956-01-31) January 31, 1956 (age 63)
Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (1988–2002)
Republican (2002–present)
Spouse(s)Darleen Allday

Terry Clark Burton (born January 31, 1956) is an American politician. He serves as a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 31. He also serves as President Pro Tempore.

Early life[edit]

Terry Clark Burton was born on January 31, 1956 in Philadelphia, Mississippi.[1]


Burton serves as a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 31, which includes parts of Lauderdale County, Newton County, Scott County, Mississippi.[1] Since January 2016, he has also served as President Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate.[2] In February 2015, he proposed a bill to lower the concealed carry fees in Mississippi from $100 to $80.[3]

Burton is a York Rite Mason and a Shriner.[1]

On December 19, 2018, Burton was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence for the third time in less than 5 years. He remains the Mississippi State Senate President Pro Tempore.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Burton is married to Darleen Allday, with whom he has two children.[1] They reside in Newton, Mississippi.[1] He is a member of the United Methodist Church.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f [htp://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/burton.xml "Terry C. Burton"]. Mississippi State Senate. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Gunter, Nick (January 8, 2016). "Senator Terry C. Burton Discusses New Role in Senate". WTOK-TV. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Pender, Geoff; Gates, Jimmie E. (February 5, 2015). "Legislature passes first 'killing deadline'". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  4. ^ Emily Wagster Pettus (21 December 2018). "Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for being 'embarrassment' after his latest DUI arrest". The Clarion Ledger. Associated Press. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
Mississippi State Senate
Preceded by
Giles Ward
President pro tempore of the Mississippi Senate
Succeeded by
Gray Tollison