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Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr. 211

Posted By john taylor, Sunday, April 13, 2014

11200 SW 8th St.

Miami, FL33199

I dedicated this garden to Governor Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr., who was the 41st governor of Florida. He did a lot of work, like beginning in the Korean War from 1953 - 1954. He was also known as “Walkin’ Lawton” when he walked 1,003 miles from Key West
to Pensacola in just three months.
It was a part of his U.S. Senate Campaign in 1970. It was very successful and Chiles defeated his opponent William C. Cramer by a huge margin.
I feel like he really showed how much he cares about Florida and the problems that it faced at the time; even to go to the extent of spend three months trying to fix each one of them at a time. It displays his great leadership that he came to work with day in and day out. Chiles retired from the United States Senate and from politics entirely in 1989. However, his supporters convinced him to run for Governor of Florida in 1990 against Bob Martinez. Chiles defeated Martinez to once again win a place in office. Mr. Lawton Chiles had a terrible death in Tallahassee, Florida. On December 12, 1998, he suffered a heart attack and died at the Florida Governor's Mansion. The cause of his death was because of a heart failure. He passed away 23 days before his time was too expired to be the governor. Chiles was also well known as a health care and children's advocate throughout his career. He promoted health coverage for the uninsured and led a campaign to create the National Commission for Prevention of Infant Mortality in the late 1980s. I dedicated this garden to Mr. Chiles because of his hard work, dedication, kindliness, and high standard he was held to by the many citizens of the state of Florida.

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