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UGA residence hall to be named after Busbee

ATHENS — The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is expected at its monthly meeting on Tuesday to approve the naming of East Campus Village Residence Hall — Building No. 1512 — at the University of Georgia the George D. Busbee Hall in honor of the former governor and Albany resident.

Busbee is a native of Vienna and attended Georgia Military College before joining the United States Navy. Upon completion of his military service, he enrolled at UGA, where he earned both a bachelor's degree and a law degree. He established a law practice in Albany, where he and his wife, whom he met at UGA, raised four children.

His political career began in 1956 when he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, and served for 18 years, where he held several senior leadership posts, including majority leader in the House of Representatives.

As governor from 1975-1983, he called for cooperation among state officials and made K-12 education his top priority, establishing the statewide public kindergarten system.

He also focused on economic development, prison reform, revising the state constitution and restructuring the Department of Human Resources.

Busbee died in 2004 at the age of 76.

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kevin 1 year, 1 month ago

Here we go again. More monuments to politicians. When will it ever end?

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Why_not 1 year, 1 month ago

I suggest they name a bridge after Kevin. It could be called "Whiners Crossing."

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NewsReader 1 year, 1 month ago

Not the best, but fitting don't you think? After all, you both process the same material!

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Why_not 1 year, 1 month ago

I've noticed you cant process anything that doesn't suit your political views.....

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kevin 11 months, 3 weeks ago

apparently why_not has nothing but jealousy to add to the article. Is this the "best you got?" If you were intelligent, you could be making your own comment about the article, not about attacking free speech. But then maye you were a politician here in Georgia at one time and love buildings being named after your own.

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