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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M75- 92
Creator: Graham, Bob, 1936-
Title, Dates: Legislative papers, 1963-1968.
Amount: 5.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Subdivided into (1) Correspondence, arranged chronologically; (2) Subject files, arranged alphabetically; (3) Bill files, arranged numerically (or alphabetically where no number, was given); (4) Editorials, arranged by radio or television station; and (5) Miscellaneous publications, arranged alphabetically.
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Biographical/Historical:     Daniel Robert "Bob" Graham was the thirty-eighth Governor of Florida, serving two terms from January 2, 1979 to January 3, 1987. Graham was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1966 from Dade County and then to the State Senate in 1970.  Graham was elected United States Senator in 1986.
    During his term in the Florida House, Graham served on a number of committees and sub-committees, including ad valorem taxation, appropriations, higher education, local government, and the House Constitution Revision Review.  His primary legislative interests were long-range planning, program budgeting, higher education finance, revenue sharing, and the Milk Commission.
Summary:     The collection consists of the papers of Representative Bob Graham of the 105th District, Dade County, Florida from 1963 to 1968.  It includes correspondence from 1963 to 1968.  It also contains subject files, bill files, editorials, reports, and publications from 1966 to 1968.
    Some of the topics included in the subject files are constitutional revision; Dade County political and legislative matters; Dade House Delegation records; education reports; state revenues; and tax assessment, particularly ad valorem.  The bill files cover the House and Senate Bills which he introduced, or in which he had committee or personal interest.
    The constitutional revision files include assignments for the preparation of drafts of articles and amendments for a new constitution (adopted 1968).  Included are various copies of parts of the proposed revisions.  Graham's assignments included articles relating to apportionment, local government, bonds and taxation, public school funds, and school bonds.
    The correspondence includes letters to and from Broward Williams, Richard B. Stone, Earl Faircloth, Reubin Askew, Richard Pettigrew, Louis Wolfson, Elton J. Gissendanner, Ralph Turlington, Claude Pepper, Tom Adams, Manning J. Dauer, and T. Terrell Sessums. It also contains correspondence of many Dade County, state agency, and university officials, and a variety of organizations, including the League of Women Voters, Florida Chamber of Commerce, and the Legislative Reference Bureau.
    The papers also include a group photograph of new representatives, including Graham; certificate of election; and miscellaneous printed matter relevant to Graham's special legislative and Dade County interests.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida Constitution Revision Commission.
Taxation Florida
Legislators Florida
Legislation Florida
Constitution revisions.
Florida Constitution
Dade County (Fla.)
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