The Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Collection documents Pickering's public service career. He began as an assistant to Senator Trent Lott, and in 1996 succeeded Sonny Montgomery as Representative to MS's Third Congressional District. He served on the committees of Agriculture, Science, and Transportation and Infrastructure. His subcommittees included: (Agriculture)-Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research; Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry; (Science)-Basic Research, Space and Aeronautics; (Transportation and Infrastructure)-Aviation, Surface Transportation.
Chip Pickering is a native of Jones County and earned his B.A. degree at the University of Mississippi and a master's degree in business from Baylor University.