Friday, May 12, 2006

Former Congressman Sonny Montgomery dies - The Clarion-Ledger

The Clarion-Ledger Reports today: "MERIDIAN — Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery, who during 30 years in Congress representing east central Mississippi earned the reputation on Capitol Hill as “Mr. Veteran,” died at 4:15 a.m. today at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian of complications from a prior abdominal surgery. He was 85."
GV Sonny Montgomery was my congressman from my childhood into my college life. He was the creator of the "GI Bill" and, in many ways, an architect of the modern US military. His campaign in 1994 was the first i was actively involved in (i'd worked nominally in 1992 on the Clinton campaign). You may recall 1994 was the year the Congress went to the Republicans. despite that day, we won our race. Sonny was also a Mississippi State Alumni as well. I really liked him a lot.

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