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Former Gov. Askew's body to be at capitol

 
Former Gov. Askew's body to be at capitol
Posted March 18th, 2014 @ 6:05am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The body of the late Gov. Reubin Askew will be taken to the state capitol, where officials and residents will be able to pay their respects.

A hearse carrying Askew's coffin will be brought to the old capitol on Tuesday. An honor guard will carry Askew's body into the old capitol.

Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials will line up to greet askew upon arrival. Members of the public will be allowed inside later in the day.

Askew died last week at age 85. His eight years in office during the `70s coincided with the end of the Vietnam War, Watergate and dramatic social change across the nation.

A memorial service is scheduled at a Tallahassee church on Wednesday. 

Askew will be buried with full military honors on Friday in Pensacola.

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