Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Breathitt dies, was Ky. governor

The Associated Press

LEXINGTON - Former Kentucky Gov. Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, a liberal Democrat who oversaw the enactment of the South's first state civil rights law in the 1960s, has died, a spokesman said. He was 78.

Breathitt died late Tuesday at the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was admitted after collapsing Friday from an abnormal heart rhythm during a dinner speech at the school. He had been in a coma since.

Breathitt was governor from 1963 to 1967, but continued to stay near centers of political power in the decades since.

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