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Longtime A-B lobbyist dies at 88

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Longtime Anheuse-Busch lobbyist, John Britton died Tuesday. Britton was 88 and died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He started lobbying for Anheuser-Busch in 1964, six years after he quit drinking. Britton was the face of the liquor and tobacco interests in Missouri. He led the charge to prevent […]

Longtime A-B lobbyist dies at 88

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Longtime Anheuse-Busch lobbyist, John Britton died Tuesday.

Britton was 88 and died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He started lobbying for Anheuser-Busch in 1964, six years after he quit drinking. Britton was the face of the liquor and tobacco interests in Missouri.

He led the charge to prevent increases in beer taxes and restrictions on smoking in public places. He also spearheaded the 1991 law that legalized gambling in Missouri.

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Written by Colin Jeffery