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Sonny Montgomery

AKA Gillespie V. Montgomery

Born: 5-Aug-1920
Birthplace: Meridian, MS
Died: 12-May-2006
Location of death: Meridian, MS [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, MS

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Mississippi, 1967-97

Military service: US Army (WWII); Mississippi National Guard


[1] Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian, MS.

Father: Gillespie Montgomery
Mother: Emily Tims

    High School: McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN (1939)
    University: BS, Mississippi State College (1943)

    US Congressman, Mississippi 3rd (1973-97)
    US Congressman, Mississippi 4th (1967-73)
    Mississippi State Senate (1956-66)
    Greater Mississippi Life Insurance Co. VP
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    Kappa Alpha Order
    Army Commendation Medal
    Bronze Star
    Legion of Merit
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 9-Nov-2005

Author of books:
Sonny Montgomery: The Veteran's Champion (2003, memoir, with Michael B. Ballard and Craig S. Piper)


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