“Elvis” Visits Tennessee Governor – March 6, 1961

Reposted From ELVIS.COM

Elvis was honored by the Tennessee State Legislature on March 6, 1961. Elvis showed up looking presidential in a black suit and tie and accepted the title of ‘Honorary Colonel.’ He was escorted by Governor Buford Ellington’s daughter Ann and received a tour of the governor’s mansion. “Elvis Presley Day” was proclaimed by the governor and every year after this, Elvis donated money to a list of Memphis-area charities.

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3 comments on ““Elvis” Visits Tennessee Governor – March 6, 1961

  1. After the visit he called at Tennessee State Prison to see Johnny Bragg the lead singer of The Prisonaires. Elvis was always complicated.

  2. granbee says:

    My homeboy, Elvis! I do remember clearly this event, which certainly ages ME, does it not? Such a heart throb he was to us–and how proud we Mississippians were of him!

  3. Lindy Lee says:

    Elvis was one pretty boy, without a doubt…

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