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Wed Apr 17, 2024, 01:57 AM Apr 17

Bob Graham, former Florida governor and US senator with a common touch, dies at 87 [View all]

Source: Yahoo/USA Today

Bob Graham, perhaps the most peculiar and popular politician of modern Florida history, died Tuesday. The Democratic two-term governor (1979-87) and three-term U.S. senator (1987-2005) was 87.

He passed away at 8:30 p.m. of old age with his wife Adele, and family by his side in a retirement community in Gainesville.


For nearly 40 years in public life, Graham staged monthly “work days,” working jobs alongside everyday Floridians ranging from short-order cooks and baggage handlers to drug-enforcement agents and Capitol Press Corps reporters. He said it helped him keep in touch with regular people.


He was also known for carrying a little notebook wherever he went, jotting down minutiae and monumental events of his day — ranging from major Cabinet decisions and huge legislative dealings to something some resident told him or what time his airplane landed.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/bob-graham-former-florida-governor-023334345.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

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