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  • Jack Bergman, U.S. Congress
    John Bergman, a Representative from Michigan; born in Shakopee, Scott County, Minn., February 2, 1947; B.A., Gustuvus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., 1969; M.A., University of West Florida, Pensa...
  • Jan Hooks (1957 - 2014)
    Janet V. "Jan" Hooks (born April 23, 1957) is an American actress and comedienne best known for her work on NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL), on which she appeared from 1986 to 1991. Her subsequent work...
  • Larry Hogan, 62nd Governor of Maryland
    Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Hogan, Jr. (born May 25, 1956) is an American politician who currently serves as the 62nd Governor of Maryland, in office since January 2015. He is only the second Republican ...
  • John Rutherford, U.S. Congress
    John Henry Rutherford, a Representative from Florida; born in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebr., September 2, 1952; graduated from Nathan Bedford Forrest High School, Jacksonville, Fla., 1970; attended Ja...
  • Charlie Crist, Governor
    Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist, Jr. (/ˈkrɪst/; born July 24, 1956) is an American attorney and politician who is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 13th congressional district. He had also previou...

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The state of Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida and Cuba. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 8th-most densely populated of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. The city of Tallahassee is the state capital.

Since the first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León – who named it La Florida ("land of flowers") upon landing there in the Easter season, Pascua Florida – Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845. It was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Native Americans, and racial segregation after the American Civil War.

Today, Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues. The state's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, the Kennedy Space Center, and as a popular destination for retirees.

Florida culture is a reflection of influences and multiple inheritance; Native American, European American, Hispanic and Latino, and African American heritages can be found in the architecture and cuisine. Florida has attracted many writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, and continues to attract celebrities and athletes. It is internationally known for golf, tennis, auto racing and water sports.

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