Bruce Smathers standing next to the casket of former Florida governor Reubin Askew lying in state at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee.

Bruce Smathers standing next to the casket of former Florida governor Reubin Askew lying in state at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/267182
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  • Bruce Smathers standing next to the casket of former Florida governor Reubin Askew lying in state at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee.

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  • DG01599

Year

  • 2014

Date Note

  • Photographed on March 18, 2014.

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General Note

  • Note the two Florida law enforcement honor guards, they are (L-R): Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (dark blue/black and gold piping uniforms and green pants), and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (olive green and gold uniform partially visible behind Smathers).

    Biography Note

  • Bruce Smathers served as senator from the 9th district 1972, 1973, 1974 and served as Secretary of State 1975 to July 1978.

  • Biography Note

  • Reubin Askew served in the Florida State Senate representing the 2nd District from 1962 until the 1970 term. Senate President pro tempore from 1968 to 1970. He served as Governor for the State of Florida from January 5, 1971 until January 2, 1979.

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Bruce Smathers standing next to the casket of former Florida governor Reubin Askew lying in state at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee.
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