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Body Of Gov. Askew To Lie In State At Capitol

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Former Florida Governor Reuben Askew died Thursday, March 12, 2014, at the age of 85.  (Source: State of Florida)

Former Florida Governor Reuben Askew died Thursday, March 12, 2014, at the age of 85. (Source: State of Florida)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The body of former Governor Reubin Askew is being brought to the state Capitol where it will lie in state so officials and residents can pay their final respects.

A hearse carrying Askew’s coffin will be brought to the old Capitol on Tuesday and an honor guard will carry Askew’s coffin into the old Capitol.

Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials will line up to honor Askew upon arrival. Members of the public will be allowed inside later in the day.

Askew died last week at age 85. His eight years in office during the 1970s coincided with the end of the Vietnam War, Watergate and dramatic social change across the nation.

A memorial service is scheduled at a Tallahassee church on Wednesday.

Askew will be buried with full military honors on Friday in Pensacola.

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