Otis Brumby Has Died

Otis Brumby Jr., a consistently strong and forceful political and media presence for Cobb County, has died.  Brumby was the publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and as such, shaped public opinion on Cobb, Atlanta region, and state issues for decades. The AJC adds details:

Brumby, longtime publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal, died at home Saturday after an almost two-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 72.

The Marietta resident, one of Cobb’s best-known native sons, had a family pedigree that stretched back generations in the county.

Brumby made a name for himself as a prominent businessman and journalist who grew a small local paper into a thriving conglomerate during a time when Atlanta’s suburbs were beginning to expand.

He was a force in local politics as well, using his newspaper to promote his vision of progress in Marietta, Cobb County and the state.

Condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Brumby.