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  • John Henry Connell (1867 - 1943)
    John Henry Connell, whose first name may have been James, director of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and developer of the concept of regional agricultural research, the son of John Tinsley a...
  • Eugene Butler (1894 - 1995)
    Eugene Butler, longtime editor of Progressive Farmer magazine, was born June 11, 1894, in Starkville, Mississippi. He earned bachelor of science degrees from both Mississippi A&M College (now Mississip...
  • Brad Watson (1955 - 2020)
    Wilton Brad Watson (July 24, 1955 – July 8, 2020) was an American author and academic. Originally from Mississippi, he worked and lived in Alabama, Florida, California, Boston, and Wyoming. He was a ...
  • Bill Waller Jr., Chief Justice of Mississippi Supreme Court (1952 - d.)
    . William Lowe Waller Jr. (born February 9, 1952) is an American judge who served on the Supreme Court of Mississippi from 1998 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he was chief justice for his ...
  • Clayton Rand (1891 - 1971)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clayton Rand (May 25, 1891 - February 26, 1971) was an American columnist, author, publishe...


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.