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  • Emmett Johnston Hull (1882 - 1957)
    J. Hull (September 9, 1882 - October 20, 1957) was an American architect. He designed many buildings in Mississippi, especially houses in his hometown of Jackson, many of which are listed on the Nation...
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    Gerald "Jerry" Clower (September 28, 1926 – August 24, 1998) was an American stand-up comedian. Born and raised in the Southern United States, Clower was best known for his stories of the rural South a...


The Mississippi State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, commonly known as Mississippi State University (MSU), is a land-grant university located in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States, partially in the town of Starkville and mostly in an unincorporated area. Mississippi State, Mississippi is the official designation for the area that encompasses the university.

It is classified as a "comprehensive doctoral research university with very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation. The university has campuses in Starkville (main), Meridian, Biloxi, and Vicksburg, Mississippi.