Exhibit #3: Representing Mississippi

Sonny Montgomery with Queen Elizabeth II

Sonny Montgomery, right, greets Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on her official Royal Visit to Washington, D.C. in 1991, where the George H.W. Bush White House hosted her and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, for a state dinner.

Sonny Montgomery at the 1974 Democratic Conference

Sonny Montgomery, right, is pictured with a fellow delegate to the 1974 Democratic Party of the United States' Conference on Party Organization and Policy held in Kansas City, MO in December 1974.

Sonny Montgomery campaign brochure

This is a campaign brochure for Sonny Montgomery's re-election to the United States House of Representatives in 1968. Click the image to see the remaining pages of the brochure.

Sonny Montgomery with President George H.W. Bush

Congressman Sonny Montgomery, left, walks and talks with his close friends, the late 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush. Montgomery and Bush met in their freshman year of Congress in 1967, when Bush was elected to represent Texas the same year that Montgomery was elected to represent Mississippi. They shared a lifelong friendship. Bush's son, 43rd President of the United State George W. Bush, honored Montgomery with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, and First Lady Barbara Bush spoke at Montgomery's funeral in 2006.

George W. Bush letter upon Sonny Montgomery's death

This is a signed letter written by 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush, honoring Sonny Montgomery upon his death in 2006, describing his and his family's friendship with Montgomery.

Sonny Montgomery - Joint Session of Congress

Congressman Sonny Montgomery address a Joint Session of Congress held on October 11, 1995, to commemorate the conclusion of celebrations honoring the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII. Seated behind him are former Vice President of the United States Al Gore, left, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, right.

Sonny Montgomery - Medal of Freedom

This is the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to Sonny Montgomery in 2005 by President George W. Bush, son of Montgomery's close friend President George H.W. Bush. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the United States' highest civilian award, given to those who have made major contributions to the national interest, world peace, culture, or other public and private achievements.

Exhibit #3: Representing Mississippi