Former Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith remembered by friends and family

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January 13, 2012

Lexington, KY: Friends and family gathered yesterday to remember Gatewood Galbraith. Gablraith, an independent candidate in the 2011 Kentucky gubernatorial election, passed away unexpectedly last week due to complications from emphysema. He was 64.

An attorney by trade, Galbraith was remembered as "a truly iconic figure that everyone in this commonwealth knew and loved," "vigorous and full of life," and "often contrarian, but always true."[1]

A marine veteran and dedicated public servant, Galbraith was a perennial candidate in Kentucky politics. Over the course of his life, he ran five times for governor, twice for a seat in Congress, and once each for attorney general and agriculture commissioner. His autobiography, The Last Free Man in America, was published in September 2004.

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