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Gatewood Galbraith

Born: 1947-01-23 - Died: 2012-01-03
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Death Summary: The official cause of death has not been release as of yet, though it is being reported he was dealing with a severe cold. He died in his sleep.

Who was Gatewood Galbraith : Gatewood Galbraith is a famous Kentucky political figure who's never held an office, but everyone in the state knows who he is. Galbraith was known for his outspoken views on civil liberties, privacy rights, and having a direct candor when speaking on these topics. While he never blossomed as a political figure, Galbraith had a career as a lawyer, specializing in criminal law and civil action lawsuits.

Galbraith was born in Carlisle, Kentucky, the son of Henry Clay and Dollie Galbraith. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1974 and from the College of Law in 1977. While his career was within the law, he's most famous for his political campaigns. He ran for governor five times (1991, 1995, 1999, 2007, and 2011), U.S. representative twice, and attorney general.

His political viewpoints were seen as "outsider", and he never came close to winning any of the elections he took place in. His most famous stance was for the legalization of marijuana. While the topic has become less taboo to discuss in recent years, Gatewood was advocating legalization even in his early campaigns. Along with his view on marijuana, he supported many ideas which would separate him from the mainstream.

Through his years of campaigning, Galbraith developed a contingent of followers. The most famous being the country music legend, Willie Nelson. In the 2011 campaign, Nelson officially endorsed Galbraith as his choice on behalf of the Tea Pot Party . Nelson said this of Galbraith, "I am a longtime friend of Gatewood Galbraith. We crossed Kentucky in a car that ran on hemp fuel one time when he ran for governor, I think the teapot party should back him this time. He is a good man and will do a good job"

Along with his law and political career, Galbraith was a published author. In 2004, he wrote a book titled "The Last Free Man in America: Meets The Synthetic Subversion". In the book, Galbraith talks about the topic of Synthetic Subversion, dealing with the theory of America and Kentucky being shifted from an agricultural agrarian society to an industrial synthetic society.
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