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  Chiles, Jr., Lawton M.
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NameLawton M. Chiles, Jr.
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Lakeland, Florida , United States
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Born April 03, 1930
Died December 12, 1998 (68 years)
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May 24, 2016 08:03pm
Tags Presbyterian -
Infoborn in Lakeland, Polk County, Fla., April 3, 1930; attended the Lakeland public schools; graduated, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1952, and from the law school of the same university in 1955; served in the United States Army as artillery officer during Korean Conflict 1953-1954; admitted to the Florida bar in 1955 and commenced practice in Lakeland; member, Florida house of representatives 1958-1966; member, Florida State senate 1966-1970; businessman, banker, and industrial developer; chairman, Florida Law Revision Commission 1968-1970; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1970 for the term commencing January 3, 1971; reelected in 1976 and again in 1982 for the term ending January 3, 1989; chairman, Special Committee on Aging (Ninety-Sixth Congress), Committee on the Budget (One Hundredth Congress); not a candidate for reelection in 1988; elected Governor of Florida in 1990; reelected Governor in 1994; was not a candidate for reelection in 1998; was a resident of Tallahassee, Fla., until his death on December 12, 1998; funeral services held at Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee following a procession from Century, Fla., to Tallahassee; interment in Roselawn Cemetary.


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DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/17/1993-10/17/1993 Lakeland Ledger 40.00% ( 10.0) 35.00% ( 11.0) 25.00% ( 1.0)
10/17/1992-10/17/1992 Mason-Dixon 28.00% ( 0.0) 65.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
06/17/1991-06/17/1991 Lakeland Ledger 50.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)

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FAMILY
Son Ed Chiles 0000-
Son Lawton Mainor "Bud" Chiles, III 1953-
Father Lawton Chiles, Sr. 0000-
Sister Jeanette Ruthven 0000-
Niece Kay Hagan 1953-

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RACES
  11/08/1994 FL Governor Won 50.75% (+1.52%)
  09/08/1994 FL Governor - D Primary Won 72.17% (+44.34%)
  11/06/1990 FL Governor Won 56.51% (+13.03%)
  09/04/1990 FL Governor - D Primary Won 69.49% (+38.97%)
  11/02/1982 FL US Senate Won 61.72% (+23.45%)
  11/02/1976 FL US Senate Won 62.97% (+25.95%)
  07/13/1972 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-59.04%)
  11/03/1970 FL US Senate Won 53.86% (+7.74%)
  09/29/1970 FL US Senate - D Runoff Won 65.74% (+31.49%)
  09/08/1970 FL US Senate - D Primary Won 25.79% (+0.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.