Age, Biography and Wiki

Mary Cain (editor) was born on 17 August, 1904 in Mississippi, is a journalist. Discover Mary Cain (editor)'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 80 years old?

Popular As N/A
Occupation N/A
Age 80 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 17 August 1904
Birthday 17 August
Birthplace N/A
Date of death May 6, 1984
Died Place N/A
Nationality Mississippi

We recommend you to check the complete list of Famous People born on 17 August. She is a member of famous journalist with the age 80 years old group.

Mary Cain (editor) Height, Weight & Measurements

At 80 years old, Mary Cain (editor) height not available right now. We will update Mary Cain (editor)'s Height, weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size soon as possible.

Physical Status
Height Not Available
Weight Not Available
Body Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Not Available
Hair Color Not Available

Dating & Relationship status

She is currently single. She is not dating anyone. We don't have much information about She's past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, She has no children.

Parents Not Available
Husband Not Available
Sibling Not Available
Children Not Available

Mary Cain (editor) Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Mary Cain (editor) worth at the age of 80 years old? Mary Cain (editor)’s income source is mostly from being a successful journalist. She is from Mississippi. We have estimated Mary Cain (editor)'s net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2022 Under Review
Net Worth in 2021 Pending
Salary in 2021 Under Review
House Not Available
Cars Not Available
Source of Income journalist

Mary Cain (editor) Social Network




Cain died on May 6, 1984 at the age of 79 in McComb, Mississippi.


In 1965, she appeared in an NBC News documentary titled Mississippi: A Self Portrait, where she proclaimed her support for segregation and its values, particularly in Mississippi. "I think Mississippi has done wonders with our race relations, she said. I think that is has been a marvelous thing that our Negroes has come as far as they have, and I feel no sense of guilt and I do not have to apologize for what we have done for them." Later she elaborated on her views on race, framing them on theological grounds. "Now I feel that God had a purpose in creating the races separate,” she said. I am so proud of Negroes who are proud of being Negroes. They are what God made them. And I'm proud of being White because I am what my White race has made me. I am White today because my parents practiced segregation, and I wouldn't be anything but White. And I love Negroes who wouldn't be anything but Negroes."


Cain came to national attention in 1952 when she refused to pay $42.87 in Social Security taxes, calling the program "unconstitutional, immoral and un-American". She attempted to dodge the Internal Revenue Service by selling The Summit Sun to her niece for a nominal sum of $1 and closing her bank accounts. Later that year the IRS seized the paper and padlocked the door; Cain responded by cutting the chains with a hacksaw and sending them back to the agency, earning herself the nickname "Hacksaw Mary". Her tax battle went to the Supreme Court; Cain lost, but the government subsequently dropped the suit.


Cain became the first woman ever to run for Governor of Mississippi in 1951, when she led an unsuccessful campaign as a Democrat. She ran again in 1955.


Cain was born in Burke, Louisiana, the daughter of Charles Goodrich Dawson and Tulula Bryant Dela Garza Dawson. She was educated in public schools in Louisiana and Mississippi, and graduated from Hillman College. She married mechanic and business owner John Lambdin Cain in 1924.


Mary Dawson Cain (August 17, 1904 – May 6, 1984) was an American newspaper editor, political activist, and gubernatorial candidate in Mississippi. A Democrat, she advocated for conservative causes and is particularly remembered for her campaigns against the Social Security tax. She ran for Governor of Mississippi in 1951 and 1955, the first woman to do so.