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Making Modern FloridaHow the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution$
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Mary E. Adkins

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062853

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062853.001.0001

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The 1966 Constitution Revision Commission

The 1966 Constitution Revision Commission

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(p.55) 3 The 1966 Constitution Revision Commission
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Making Modern Florida
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Mary E. Adkins

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0004

This chapter describes how the Florida Constitution Revision Commission was created and formed; argues that the 1966 CRC was originally created as another Pork Chop gambit to retain power; and continues the reapportionment saga as other states successfully reapportioned but Florida did not. The growth of the Kennedy Space Center moon race and the announcement that Walt Disney World was coming to Florida highlighted Florida’s changing composition. It introduces the Commission’s chair, Chesterfield Smith, and some leaders in legislative apportionment, such as Reubin Askew.

Keywords:   Chesterfield Smith, Constitution, Constitution Revision Commission, Florida, Legislature, Pork Chop Gang, Reapportionment, Reubin Askew

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