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Bayview Memorial Park LOCATION 3351 Scenic Highway 90E Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, 32503 USA PHONE 850-432-7805

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  • Reubin O'Donovan Askew, 37th Governor of Florida (1928 - 2014)
    Reubin Askew Reubin O'Donovan Askew (born September 11, 1928) is an American politician, who served as the 37th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida from 1971 to 1979.Early life and careerAskew was bo...

Bayview Memorial Park LOCATION 3351 Scenic Highway 90E Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, 32503 USA PHONE 850-432-7805

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Reubin O'Donovan Askew: Reubin O'Donovan Askew BIRTH 11 Sep 1928 Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA DEATH 13 Mar 2014 (aged 85) Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA BURIAL Bayview Memorial Park Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA PLOT Lot 11; Section A MEMORIAL ID 126289218 · View Source

MEMORIAL PHOTOS 5 FLOWERS 36 Governor of Florida. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 37th Governor of the State of Florida from 1971 until 1979. He made history as the first governor from Florida to serve two consecutive four-year terms. Born in Oklahoma, his father suffered from alcoholism and following his parent's divorce, his mother moved her six children to Florida. Reubin showed great ambition as a child, as he earned income as a shoe shiner, in addition to selling magazines. Following high school graduation, he served as a paratrooper with the United States Army and with the aid of the G.I. Bill, he was able to attend Florida State University were he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration. He returned to the military and served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War and upon his return home, he attained a law degree from the University of Florida. He served as an assistant solicitor with Escambia County in Florida, prior to launching his political career in 1958, initially with Florida's House of Representatives, later with the State Senate. During his terms as governor, he spearheaded efforts for tax reform and passed the "Sunshine Amendment", which made it mandatory for public officials and candidates to provide full financial disclosure. His administration was recognized for appointing Blacks to high positions within the state judicial and government branches. During his time in office, Florida saw a population growth and boost to the economy with the opening of "Disney World" in the Orlando-area. Askew served as the chairman of the National Governor's Conference in 1977. In 1984, he had an unsuccessful bid to secure the Democratic Presidential Nomination which went to former Vice President Walter Mondale. Askew died from a variety of health issues including complications of a stroke and pneumonia. Davis Ashton “Ash” Robinson Davis Ashton “Ash” Robinson BIRTH 12 Feb 1898 Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA DEATH 14 Feb 1985 (aged 87) Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA BURIAL Bayview Memorial Park Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA PLOT Mausoleum MEMORIAL ID 6588933 · View Source

MEMORIAL PHOTOS 3 FLOWERS 60 Businessman. He was the wealthy Texas oilman prominently featured in the Tommy Thompson book, "Blood and Money." When his only child, an adopted daughter, Joan Olive Robinson Hill, died suddenly in 1969 at the age of 38, Ash decided that Joan's third husband, plastic surgeon, John Hill, had murdered her in order to marry his mistress, Ann Kurth. It was rumored that when the court didn't give Ash Robinson the justice he sought, he had a hired killer, Bobby Vandiver, to get rid of John Hill in 1972. Vandiver was shot down by police before he could stand trial for Hill's murder. Lilla Paulus was convicted of arranging the crime. In August 1977, in a civil lawsuit filed by John Hill's mother, Myra, and his third wife, Connie, the decision came down that Ash Robinson was not responsible for John Hill's death.

Bio by: Terry C