Answer to Political Buzz question

Gov. Haley Barbour is a descendant of what former Mississippi governor?

Walter Leake, governor from 1822-1825, who also served as a U.S. Senator. Leake was the third Mississippi governor; Barbour, the 63rd.

Barbour is also a descendant of French-Canadian explorer Louis LeFleur, for whom LeFleur's Bluff -- the original name for what would become Jackson -- was named.