Former Georgia governor George Busbee,who once campaigned as "a workhorse, not a show horse," died Friday, July 16, 2004, after collapsing at the Savannah, Ga., airport from an apparent heart attack. He was 76. Busbee was Georgia's governor from 1975 to 1983. While he was in office, voters approved a constitutional amendment that allowed him to become the state's first governor to serve two consecutive four-year terms. He launched the state's first kindergarten program and steered Georgia through two recessions. Seeing the demise of agriculture and textiles as the state's leading industries, he worked to attract emerging high-tech businesses that propelled Georgia's growth in the 1990s. In this photo, Busbee, center, listens to England's Prince Charles, left, at the state Capitol in 1977. At right was Lt. Gov. Zell Miller.
AP/ Atlanta Journal Constitution, Minla Linn, file
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