STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - President George H.W. Bush may not have attended Mississippi State University, but it did not stop him from visiting the Starkville campus.
School officials say in May 1989, President Bush visited Mississippi State University. He is pictured with U.S. Representative Sonny Montgomery before he was to deliver the commencement address.
They say the men were House freshmen together and remained lifelong friends.
The president later returned to MSU to honor Montgomery at halftime of the MSU-Arkansas game in November 2000 at Davis Wade Stadium.
School officials say Bush's friendship with Montgomery made him a bulldog fan.