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Albany Home of Governor George D. Busbee

 
 
Albany Home of Governor George Busbee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
1. Albany Home of Governor George Busbee Marker
Inscription.  Governor George Busbee (1927-2004) and his family lived in this ranch style home (c.1956) from 1962 until 1983. Busbee launched his underdog campaign from this residence in 1974 to become Georgia’s 77th governor with the slogan, “Elect a Workhorse, Not a Showhorse.” Busbee’s political career began with his 1956 election to the Georgia House of Representatives, where he served for 18 years. In 1960, Busbee sponsored the Sibley Commission legislation, which sought public opinion on desegregating Georgia’s public schools and helped avoid a conflict between the state and federal government. Under his leadership as governor (1975-1983), Georgia developed a statewide kindergarten program and prospered economically by attracting the film industry and international businesses to the state. A statewide referendum passed in 1980 allowing Busbee to become Georgia’s first governor to serve two consecutive four-year terms.
 
Erected 2016 by the Georgia Historical Society, Albany/Dougherty Historic Preservation Commission, and Thronateeska Heritage Foundation, Inc. (Marker Number 47-3.)
 
Topics.
Albany Home of Governor George D. Busbee image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
2. Albany Home of Governor George D. Busbee
This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducationGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 31° 35.42′ N, 84° 10.757′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County. Marker is on West 3rd Avenue near North Slappey Boulevard (Business U.S. 82), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 West 3rd Avenue, Albany GA 31707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Vason Jones (approx. 0.9 miles away); Albany’s First Brick House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (approx. 1.4 miles away); Freedom Alley and City Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Colonel Nelson Tift (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dougherty County (approx. 1.8 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 1.8 miles away); Albany Lights (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .  The New Georgia Encyclopedia - George Busbee (1927-2004). (Submitted on May 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Governor George D. Busbee (August 7, 1927 – July 16, 2004) image. Click for full size.
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3. Governor George D. Busbee (August 7, 1927 – July 16, 2004)
The view east on 3rd Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
4. The view east on 3rd Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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