Former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. married his second beauty queen over the weekend in an evening ceremony beneath a canopy of arching tree branches at his rural estate.
Brown, 64, who counts former Miss America Phyllis George among his two ex-wives, married former Mrs. Kentucky Jill Louise Roach, 38, on Saturday at his farm home, known as Cave Hill. Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey was among about 100 guests.
Kentucky's governor from 1979-83, Brown made a financial killing before he entered politics with the $2 million purchase of Kentucky Fried Chicken from Col. Harland Sanders in 1964. Seven years later, Heublein Inc. bought the company for $284 million.