Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927-2014

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Howard Hollis "Bo" Callaway was born on April 2, 1927 in LaGrange, Georgia. He was a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1944 to 1945, and he received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy in 1949. He as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1952. He was a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, 1953 to 1964; President of Callaway Gardens, 1953 to 1970; President of the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, 1956 to 1970; Director of the Trust Company of Georgia, 1958 to 1964; Director of the Georgia Power Company, 1960 to 1964; and Chairman of the Freedom''s Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1966 to 1973. Callaway was also active in politics, serving as a U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1965 to 1966, and in 1966 he was also a Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia. From 1968 to 1973 he was a Republican National Committeeman from Georgia, and Vice Chairman of the Republican National Committee. From 1970 to 1973 he served as President of Interfinancial, Inc. and was a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army. In 1973, President Richard Nixon appointed Callaway as Secretary of the Army, and he continued in that position into the Ford administration. During his tenure as Secretary of the Army, his major accomplishment was to "sell" the concept of an all-volunteer army and then preside over its implementation. Callaway resigned from his post in June 1975 to become chairman of President Ford''s newly-formed campaign organization, the President Ford Committee (PFC). He headed the PFC for nine months, but resigned in March 1976 after being accused by Democratic Senator Floyd Haskell that while serving as Secretary of the Army, he had furthered his family''s interests in a Colorado ski resort by persuading the Forest Service and the Civil Aeronautics Board to make rulings favorable to the resort. After leaving the PFC, Callaway devoted himself to disproving the charges leveled against him. He testified before Haskell''s committee investigating the charges and considered legal action against his accusers. In the end the Senate committee criticized Callaway only for "poor judgement," while a Justice Department investigation cleared him of any conflict-of-interest charges. Since 1976 he served as Chairman of the Board of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, but remained active in politics. He was a candidate for the Republication nomination to the U.S. Senate from Colorado in 1980, served as Chairman of the Colorado Republican Party from 1981 to 1987, and since 1987 he was Chairman of GOPAC, a Republican political action committee.

From the description of Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10679494

Howard H. "Bo" Callaway (1927- ), business executive; U.S. Representative, 3rd District; and U.S. Secretary of the Army, born in LaGrange, Georgia.

From the description of Howard H. Callaway papers, 1965-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477196

Howard H. "Bo" Callaway (1927- ), politician and businessman, born in LaGrange, Georgia.

From the description of Howard H. Callaway papers, 1967-1968. (Troup County Archive). WorldCat record id: 38476150

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creatorOf Callaway, Howard H. Statement by Honorable Howard H. Callaway, Secretary of the Army, Department of the Army : before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, second session, 93rd Congress : the posture of the Army. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Briefs, 1928-1976 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf President Ford Committee Records. 1975 - 1977. Alphabetical Correspondence Files
creatorOf Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927-. Howard H. Callaway papers, 1967-1968. Troup County Archive
creatorOf Howard H. Callaway Papers. 1972 - 1979. Legal Files on Crested Butte Allegations
creatorOf President Ford Committee Records. 1975 - 1977. Howard H. quot;Boquot; Callaway's State Files
creatorOf Richard B. Cheney Files. 1974 - 1977. President Ford Committee Weekly Reports to the President
creatorOf Howard H. Callaway Papers. 1972 - 1979. President Ford Committee Files
creatorOf Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927-. Howard H. Callaway papers, 1965-1975. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Callaway, Cason J. (Cason Jewell), 1894-1961. Cason J. and Virginia Callaway memorabilia, [ca. 1864-1976]. Troup County Archive
referencedIn Callaway, Cason J. (Cason Jewell), 1894-1961. Cason J. Callaway / Callaway Gardens clippings / publications, [ca. 1912-[ongoing]]. Troup County Archive
creatorOf Callaway, Cason J. (Cason Jewell), 1894-1961. Cason J. Callaway family financial records, 1907-1985. Troup County Archive
creatorOf Callaway, Howard H. Statement by Honorable Howard H. Callaway, Secretary of the Army, Department of the Army : before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, First Session, 94th Congress : the posture of the Army. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Howard H. Callaway Papers. 1972 - 1979. Department of the Army Files
referencedIn Coverdell, Paul D., 1939-. Paul D. Coverdell oral history interviews, 1989 Mar. 4 and 10. Georgia State University
creatorOf President Ford Committee Records. 1975 - 1977. Correspondence Chronological Files
Howard H. Callaway Papers
creatorOf President Ford Committee Records. 1975 - 1977. Howard H. quot;Boquot; Callaway's Subject Files
creatorOf President Ford Committee Records. 1975 - 1977. Norman Watts' Chronological Files
referencedIn O'Neal, Maston, 1907-1990. Maston O'Neal papers, 1963-1971. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927-. Howard H. Callaway : commercials , 1966. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
creatorOf Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. Strom Thurmond military assistant. 1962-, 1970-1986. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Henderson, Harold P. Harold Paulk (Hal) Henderson, Sr. oral history collection, 1985-1994. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Callaway, Cason J. (Cason Jewell), 1894-1961. Cason J. Callaway / Callaway Gardens collection, [ca. 1864-[ongoing]]. Troup County Archive
creatorOf Callaway, Cason J. (Cason Jewell), 1894-1961. Cason J. Callaway family correspondence / subject files, 1890-[ongoing]. Troup County Archive
referencedIn Palmer, Charles F. (Charles Forrest), 1892-1973. Charles F. Palmer papers, 1903-1973. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Griffith, Robert K. All volunteer Army collection, 1968-1985, n.d. (bulk 1971-1976, 1982-1985). U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Maloof, Manuel,. Manuel Maloof oral history interviews, 1994 June 13 and 15. Georgia State University
creatorOf Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927-. Statement by Honorable Howard H. Callaway, secretary of the Army, Department of the Army : before the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, first session, 94th Congress : Department of the Army budget estimates, FY 1976. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn McTyre, Joe. Joe McTyre Photograph Collection : Joe McTyre Photographs, 1964-1975, undated. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
creatorOf President Ford Committee Records. 1975 - 1977. Stuart Spencer's State Files
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associatedWith Callaway, Cason J. (Cason Jewell), 1894-1961. person
associatedWith Callaway, Virginia Hand, 1900-1995. person
associatedWith Cooksey, William T. person
associatedWith Coverdell, Paul D., 1939- person
associatedWith Galle, Fred C. person
associatedWith Gardens Services, Inc. (Pine Mountain, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Henderson, Harold P. person
associatedWith Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Judd, Orrin G. person
associatedWith Maloof, Manuel, person
associatedWith McTyre, Joe. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith O'Neal, Maston, 1907-1990. person
associatedWith Palmer, Charles F. (Charles Forrest), 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Army. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, Ga.)
Harris County (Ga.)
United States
Georgia
Pine Mountain (Ga.)
United States
Georgia
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Television advertising
manpower
Presidents--Elections--1968
Gardens, American
Advertising, political
Governors--Election
Resorts
Legislators
Botanical gardens
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Birth 1927-04-02

Death 2014-03-15

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English

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