When Hugh B. Landrum Jr. agreed to becoming the interim director of the Columbus Museum in 1993, he thought it would be a short-term assignment.
Little did he know that it would last almost a year before Tom Butler was named the museum's director.
In the years that Butler has been in Columbus, he came to know Landrum very well.
Landrum, 91, died Thursday.
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"This is a very sad day," Butler said. "I feel so honored, so very, very honored to call him a dear, dear friend."
Funeral arrangements are pending.