UK alumnus, long-time political figure Galbraith dead at 64



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Gatewood Galbraith, a Lexington lawyer and long-time political figure in Kentucky, died Wednesday evening. He was 64.

An undergraduate and law school graduate of UK, Galbraith ran for state offices many times, including five times for governor. His most recent run for governor was with running mate Dea Riley.

After the news of his death was announced on Wednesday morning, Galbraith’s name was trending on Twitter.

The Kernel has covered Galbraith several times in recent years, including when he spoke at a rally against government spending in September 2009, his announcement in December 2010 to run again for governor, his debates as a 2011 gubernatorial candidate and his Election Day party in 2011.