Callaway, former congressman, hospitalized

June 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM

ATLANTA, June 11 (UPI) -- Howard "Bo" Callaway, a former Georgia congressman and secretary of the U.S. Army, was hospitalized after surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage, officials said.

Callaway, 85, was taken to a hospital in his hometown of Columbus, Ga., last week after he complained of a severe headache, CNN reported.

He was later taken to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where doctors determined he had a cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding on the brain, said officials of Callaway Gardens, a 13,000-acre Pine Mountain, Ga., vacation resort and preserve created by Callaway and his parents.

Callaway served as a Republican congressman from Georgia for one term in the 1960s and was secretary of the Army under Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon.

Callaway, who was in intensive care Sunday at Emory University Hospital, made an unsuccessful run for Georgia governor in 1966 and later served on the executive committee of the Republican National Committee.

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