From Florida Trend, a final interview with Sam Gibbons
Five days before legendary Florida congressman Sam Gibbons died in Tampa at age 92, he was interviewed by Florida Trend. An excerpt:
When I went to Washington, I had the friendship of the president, the vice president and all of their staff. You can’t express what an asset that was. One of the mayors of Tampa — and I won’t tell you who it was — he said to me one time, ‘Sam, you’re getting me so much money. I never dreamed there was this much money available at the federal level.’
Read the entire interview here.