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Alan Rosenthal, who studied Florida Legislature, is dead at 81



Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University political scientist who hailed the Florida Legislature as one of the nation's best in the 1970s, has died at his home in New Jersey. He was 81.

Rosenthal ran the Eagelton Institute of Politics at Rutgers from 1974 to 1994, and closely studied legislatures around the country, including Florida's. He rated it as one of the nation's best in the 1970s, but later said the imposition of term limits created negative effects on it as an institution.

Rosenthal's obituary in the Star-Ledger of Newark is here. The political scientist last commented on the Florida Legislature in the Times/Herald two years ago.

[Last modified: Friday, July 12, 2013 10:42am]


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