Albany Home of Governor George D. Busbee

Albany Home of Governor George D. Busbee (HM27E2)

Location: Albany, GA 31707 Dougherty County
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N 31° 35.42', W 84° 10.757'

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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.
HM NumberHM27E2
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society, Albany/Dougherty Historic Preservation Commission, and Thronateeska Heritage Foundation, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 767658 N 3498481
Decimal Degrees31.59033333, -84.17928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 35.42', W 84° 10.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 35' 25.2" N, 84° 10' 45.42" W
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Area Code(s)229
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1205-1211 W 3rd Ave, Albany GA 31707, US
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