CALLAWAY, Howard Hollis (Bo), (1927 - 2014)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CALLAWAY, Howard Hollis (Bo), a Representative from Georgia; born in LaGrange, Troup County, Ga., April 2, 1927; attended the public schools of LaGrange and Hamilton in Georgia; graduated from Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Va., 1944; attended Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.,1944-1945; graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1949; served in Korea as an Infantry platoon leader in 1949 and 1950 and as an instructor in tactics at Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga., 1951-1952; president of Callaway Gardens, 1953-1970, and the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, 1956-1970; director of Georgia Power Co., Atlanta, Ga., 1960-1964, and the Trust Co. of Georgia, Atlanta, Ga., 1958-1964; chairman, Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge, Pa., 1966-1973; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Georgia in 1966; member, executive committee, Republican National Committee; National Committeeman for Georgia 1968-1973; Secretary of the Army, 1973-1975; campaign manager, The President Ford Committee, July 1975-April 1976; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to the United States Senate in 1980; chairman, Colorado Republican Party, 1981-1987; chairman, GOPAC, 1987-1993; died on March 15, 2014, in Columbus, Ga.