Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

July 21, 2004

George Busbee, 76, a former Georgia governor, died Friday of an apparent heart attack after collapsing at the Savannah airport.

A Democrat, Mr. Busbee was 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- technology businesses.

August Fruge, 94, a longtime director of the University of California Press who broadened its audience by publishing books outside academia, died July 6 in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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