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Doyle Conner to lie in state at Historic Capitol



Longtime Florida Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner will lie in state Thursday at Florida's Historic Capitol, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced today.

Conner died Sunday at the age of 83. He was the youngest state House speaker in Florida history, elected in 1957 at age 28.

He will lie in state from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, with a funeral service to follow at 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee. Burial will immediately follow at Oakland Cemetery. 

[Last modified: Monday, December 17, 2012 2:22pm]


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