Lawton Mainor Chiles, Jr

Lawton Mainor Chiles, Jr

Birth
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
Death 12 Dec 1998 (aged 68)
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Burial Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 4251 · View Source
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US Senator, Florida Governor. Elected as a Senator from Florida to the United States Senate, servin from 1971 to 1989. He was dubbed "Walkin' Lawton" for walking across Florida in 1970 during his first United States Senate campaign. Served as Governor of Florida from 1991 to 1998. He died 23 days before leaving office, being found dead in his exercise room. His body was relocated to his family's estate in rural Leon County, Florida, and that the grave site is inaccessible to the public.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4251
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawton Mainor Chiles, Jr (3 Apr 1930–12 Dec 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4251, citing Jubilee Estate, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .