John Y. Brown Jr.: Former Kentucky Governor, Husband of Miss America Phyllis George, Owner of Sports Teams

From a Washington Post obitFormer by Emily Langer headlined “John Y. Brown Jr., former Kentucky governor and KFC owner, dies at 88”:

John Y. Brown Jr., a onetime owner of Kentucky Fried Chicken who parlayed his fast-food fortune into a dramatic rise in Kentucky politics, winning one term as governor shortly after marrying sportscaster and former Miss America Phyllis George, died in Lexington, Ky.

He had complications from covid-19, said his daughter Pamela Brown, an anchor and senior Washington correspondent at CNN.