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Sonny Montgomery Edit Profile

also known as Gillespie V. Montgomery

United States Representative from Mississippi

Sonny Montgomery, former United States Representative from Mississippi. Decorated Bronze Star medal, Combat Infantry Badge; recipient Mississippi Magnolia award, 1966, Lifetime Achievement award, Military Educators & Counselors Association, 1992, Presidential Medal of Freedom, The White House, 2005.

Background

Montgomery, Sonny was born on August 5, 1920 in Meridian, Mississippi, United States. Son of Gillespie and Emily (Jones) Montgomery.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University.

Career

Member Mississippi State Senate, 1956-1966, United States Congress from 3rd Mississippi District, 1967—1997, United States House Veterans Affairs Committee, 1978-1996, ranking minority member, 1994-1996, chairman, 1981-1994, United States House Select Committee on Missing Persons in Southeast Asia, 1975-1996. Member Woodcock Commission, 1977. President, Chief Executive Officer The Montgomery Group, Alexandria, Virginia, 1997—2004.

Membership

President Mississippi National Guard Association, 1959. President Mississippi Heart Association, 1967-1968. Served with Army of the United States, World World War II, Korea, retired major general Miss National Guard.

Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion 40 and 8, Congressional Prayer Breakfast Group (president 1970) Lodges: Masons. Shriners; Scottish Rite.

Connections

father:
Gillespie Montgomery

mother:
Emily (Jones) Montgomery