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Document Details


Title: Gray, William G. (Bud)
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Mississippi Oral History Project
Description: William G. "Bud" Gray was born in Beat Five, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, just south of Starkville, on December 27, 1914. His parents ran a dairy farm, and his father served as supervisor of Beat Five for about forty years. He attended a consolidated school in Crawford, Lowndes County, and high school in Artesia, where he played football. He made all-state junior college tackle while at Holmes Junior College. Transferring to Mississippi State University, Gray was captain of the football team and played tackle. That year, State won All-Southeastern Conference honors. Gray earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies and physical education. Though he signed a contract with the New York Giants, he never reported to play.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohgrayw.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gray, William G. (Bud)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Oktibbeha County, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Police inspector; Police officer; Sheriff
Document date: 19-Mar-1999
Interviewer: Bolton, Charles
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture; Cities and towns--Mississippi; City and town life--Mississippi; Community; Local history; Mississippi; Mississippi--History; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025638-27534