The Smathers Project: A mixed legacy

We’ll get back to our own analysis of Senator George Smathers’ legacy soon, but for posterity’s sake, it’s important to read this obituary from The Washington Post to understand the scope and breadth of his importance.

U.S. Senator George A. Smathers sharing a laugh with Governor Collins and President Kennedy. 1961. Black & white photoprint, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. , accessed 24 February 2020.
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