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Had he listened to Dexter Douglass, Al Gore could have been President



...."There is no way to know if things would have been different," says Barry Richard, Bush's lead counsel in the historic case. "We do know that they could not have been worse for Gore. We also know that Dexter was a very smart guy."

No one who ever met Douglass would disagree. He was also a most entertaining, unpretentious likable guy.

His death last Tuesday of cancer at the age of 83 was mourned statewide.

To have known him in many capacities — defense lawyer, general counsel to Gov. Lawton Chiles, chair of a successful Constitution Revision Commission, and raconteur who would keep you lingering long after the plates had been cleared — was an unforgettable pleasure....

Martin Dyckman on a remarkable Floridian, Dexter Douglass

[Last modified: Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:33am]


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