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The Florida Governor includes his politically useful middle initials in his signature.
Signature: "Rubin O'D' Askew," 5x3. Reubin O'Donovan Askew (1928-2014) served as Democratic Governor of Florida from 1971-1979, the first governor of that state to serve two full terms (Jeb Bush later became the second.) He had previously been a member of the Florida State House of Representatives (1958-1962) and the Florida State Senate (1962). US Trade Representative under President Carter (1979-1981). Askew had turned down an offer of the Vice Presidential nomination from George McGovern in 1972. His own bid for the Democratic Presidential nod in 1984 never gained momentum. The character of "Freddy Picker" in the novel Primary Colors was based partly on Askew. Askew retains his mother's maiden name as his middle name. An Irish name is seldom a liability for a politician. Lightly toned. Adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: September 11, 1928 in Muskogee, Oklahoma
Died: March 13, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida

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