Howard “Bo” Callaway is in Intensive Care at Emory Hospital

Howard “Bo” Callaway at a recent Rotary Club of Columbus meeting

We are sorry to learn that former Sec. of the Army and leader of Callaway Gardens Howard “Bo” Callaway is in intensive care at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. He complained of a headache Wednesday,  was hopitalized in Columbus and transported to Emory.  A news release from Callaway Gardens says that it has been determined that the “85-year-old Callaway, who is otherwise in very good health, has suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and underwent emergency surgery.”

Edward Callaway,  one of Bo Callaway’s sons, who is now Chairman of the Board and CEO of Callaway Gardens said, “Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated at this time.”

The family requests privacy as Callaway works his way to recovery.

My association with him goes back to 1964 when he became the first Republican from Georgia to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives since reconstruction.

I also covered him when he ran for governor and ended up losing in the Georgia House of Representatives to Lester Maddox.  The election ended up in the House when none of the candidates received a majority in the general election.

And I went to Washington to cover his swearing-in as Sec. of the Army.

He is definitely a Georgia historical figure who has achieved a lot over the years.


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4 Responses to “Howard “Bo” Callaway is in Intensive Care at Emory Hospital”

  1. Michelle Griffin Says:


  2. Rachael Sarah Williams Says:

    Bless his heart. Sending thoughts & prayers his way.

  3. Stan Shanbron Says:

    I met Bo while i was attending Columbus College on a Tennis athletic scholarship 1970-1972. I had the privledge of staying in the athletic dorms which were funded by the Callaway Family. My thoughts, prayers and best wishes go out to Bo’s family. Bo attended many of our home matches and it was always a treat for me to speak with him after a Cougar victory.

    Stan Shanbron

  4. lauri smith Says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family. He’s distant kin to us through the Casons.

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