George Busbee

George Busbee
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77th Governor of Georgia
In office
January 14, 1975 – January 11, 1983
LieutenantZell Miller
Preceded byJimmy Carter
Succeeded byJoe Frank Harris
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
August 5, 1980 – August 11, 1981
Preceded byOtis Bowen
Succeeded byRichard Snelling
Personal details
BornGeorge Dekle Busbee
(1927-08-07)August 7, 1927
Vienna, Georgia, U.S.
DiedJuly 16, 2004(2004-07-16) (aged 76)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Beth Talbot (1949–2004; his death)
Children4
EducationAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College
University of Georgia (BA, LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy

George Dekle Busbee Sr. (August 7, 1927 – July 16, 2004), was an American politician who served as the 77th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1975 to 1983, and a senior partner at King & Spalding thereafter.

Early life

Busbee was born in Vienna, Georgia, and attended Georgia Military College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College before joining the Navy. After his discharge, he completed his education at the University of Georgia and the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Phi Kappa Literary Society, having procured a bachelor's degree in 1949 and a law degree in 1952.

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