September 2, 2014 5:19 PM

Dante Fascell: They don’t make ’em like they used to

On Monday I found myself thinking back to the Labor Day picnics thrown for years by the late Dante Fascell, the “short, pie-faced Miami congressman,” as a writer for this newspaper once described him. After which he often used that phrase to describe himself. Pretentious Dante was not. Honest he was, as well as an outstanding public servant.

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