Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Of Governors and Coaches

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A number of Alabama governors and NCAA and professional football coaches have visited MMI over the years. Here are a few whose images I have recently located.

James E. “Big Jim” Folsom, Sr. (Governor 1947-1951, 1955-1959). This image is supposedly Folsom.

George Wallace (Governor 1963-1967, 1971-1979, 1983-1987); his wife, Lurleen Wallace (Governor 1967-1968). This image was made in 1974 at MMI.

Forrest H. “Fob” James, Jr. (Governor 1979-1983, 1995-1999). Governor James with MMI president Brigadier General W. Thomas Adams at MMI.

H. Guy Hunt (Governor 1987-1993). Governor Hunt with Major General Clyde W. Spence, Jr., MMI president.

Legendary Alabama Head Football Coach Paul William “Bear” Bryant was the MMI Sports Banquet speaker in 1972.

Legendary Auburn Head Football Coach James Ralph “Shug” Jordan was the MMI Sports Banquet speaker in 1973.

Bill Curry (Head Coach: Georgia Tech, University of Alabama, and the University of Kentucky). MMI Sports Banquet speaker Bill Curry with some MMI College Cheerleaders.

Charley Pell (Head Coach: Jacksonville State University, Clemson University, and the University of Florida). Image taken in 1977 at the MMI Sports Banquet with (L-R) Frank North, MMI’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Charley Pell, and Major General Thomas H. Barfield, MMI president.