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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The body of the late Gov. Reubin Askew will lie in state at the old Capitol as part of a series of memorials.

Askew, who served as governor from 1971 to 1979, died Thursday.

Askew will lie in state next Tuesday. Top state officials, including Gov. Rick Scott, are scheduled to be on hand.

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

Askew will be buried with full military honors on Friday in Pensacola. He moved there when he was eight and represented the community when he was in the Legislature.

Askew rose from obscurity to become the Democrats' surprise gubernatorial nominee in 1970. His eight years in office coincided with the end of the Vietnam War, Watergate and dramatic social change across the nation.

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