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Governors Island in N.Y. open for public tours

...President Francois Mitterand pressed a button to light the refurbished Statue of Liberty in 1986, and the colonial governors' mansion where Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev held a summit two years later. Other names linked to the island's...
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Officials question office cost

...December, Mr. Walker asked the budget board for all records related to Mr. Hodges' search for a new home while the Governors' Mansion is renovated. The state ended up renting a home for the first family in Columbia's Shandon neighborhood for...
GOP accused of ploy in Ga. redistricting

...process set to begin in Georgia on Monday.Republicans control both chambers of the state Legislature as well as the governors' mansion. It's the first time they will run a redistricting process.Democrats have seen their numbers shrink in Georgia...
Senator J. Strom Thurmond (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

...Thurmond, Jr. and Dr. Allan George Thurmond and a sister, Miss Anna Gertrude Thurmond, who served as Hostess in the Governors Mansion during his term as Governor until his marriage to Jean Crouch Thurmond, who died in January 1960. He is also preceded...