By The Associated Press
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Paul Richard “Rick” Lambert, who represented the Hattiesburg area in the Mississippi Senate from January 1980 to January 1992, died Monday in Gulfport, where he had lived the past several years. He was 60.
Riemann Family Funeral Homes of Gulfport says services are at 4 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church of Gulfport.
Lambert was an attorney. He served in the Senate as a Democrat and chaired the Finance, Judiciary and Municipalities committees. He also served all 12 years on the Senate Public Utilities Committee and was vice chairman for four years.
He was Hattiesburg city attorney for seven years.
Lambert was general counsel for Atmos Energy Corp. and the Mississippi Rural Independent Telephone Companies and legal counsel to the president of the University of Southern Mississippi.