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Kenneth Hood MacKAY, Jr. (Buddy)

(1933- )

MacKAY, Kenneth Hood, Jr. (Buddy), a Representative from Florida; born in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., March 22, 1933; attended Ocala Elementary School; graduated, Ocala High School, 1950; B.S. and B.A., University of Florida, Gainsville, 1954; LL.B., University of Florida Law School, 1961; United States Air Force, captain, 1955-1958; admitted to the Florida bar, 1961, and commenced practice in Daytona Beach; elected, Florida house of representatives, 1968-1974; elected, Florida senate, 1974-1980; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate, 1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1989); was not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful nominee in 1988 for the United States Senate; elected Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 1990 for the term commencing January 8, 1991, and reelected in 1994; unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1998; upon the death of Governor Lawton Chiles was sworn in as Governor of Florida on December 13, 1998, and served until January 5, 1999.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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