Friday, October 31, 2008

"I'm not dead, I'm inspecting the grave yard...."

The originator of one of the best quotes of all time is dead.

Tom Moody was the 44th mayor of Columbus, and served from 1972 to 1984. During his time in office, the Columbus Public School District was desegregated and the city's freeway system underwent significant expansion. The downtown skyline also grew during Moody's time in office. The city saw development of the Huntington Center, One Nationwide Plaza and the AEP Building.

He was notable for his response to police when pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving: "I'm not drunk, I'm inspecting the city".

Tom Moody passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008 of natural causes, at Riverside Hospital. He was 78 years old.

1 comment:

buckblog said...

The first thing I thought of when I heard he died was the inspecting the city incident. That happened before I came to Columbus but it is still a classic.