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Heads up: Former governor Guy Hunt dies

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Alabama governor Guy Hunt Former Alabama governor Guy Hunt died this afternoon at age 75 after battling lung cancer for several years. He made history repeatedly: first Republican governor since Reconstruction in 1986, first governor to be removed from office for a felony ethics conviction in 1993, and recipient of a rare full pardon based on the belief in his innocence in 1998.

He served in the Army during the Korean War, worked as an egg farmer and an Amway salesman, and served as a Primitive Baptist preacher. The Holly Pond native leaves behind a wife and four children.

Birmingham News: Guy Hunt — farmer, preacher, Alabama governor — dead at 75

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3 Yips for “Heads up: Former governor Guy Hunt dies”

  1. Heads up: Former governor Guy Hunt dies | OncoBlog.com
    Saturday, January 31, 2009, 2:27 am
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  2. iloveuab.com
    Sunday, February 1, 2009, 12:12 am
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    I wonder which of his accomplishments made him more famous? Either way, suck to hear he died.

    -stone

  3. Wade
    Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:19 pm
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    Easily, the conviction. Not that Alabama hasn’t had its fair share of high-profile crooks.

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