Billy Montgomery served as a Louisiana State Representative for District 9 beginning in 1988. After graduating from Northwestern State in 1959, he taught and coached for 10 years, winning two state championships in 1968 and 1969. He was Assistant Principal at Haughton High School from 1970-1982 and served as principal from 1983-1988. Among his many accomplishments, he was honored as LAE’s Distinguished Legislator in 1989 and was inducted into the Louisiana High School Coaches and Administrators Hall of Fame in 1991. He was awarded the Nth Degree in 1995.