Mallory Horne

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Mallory Horne
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President of the Florida Senate
In office
1973–1974
Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
1962–1963
Personal details
Born (1925-04-17)April 17, 1925
Tavares, Florida
Died April 30, 2009(2009-04-30) (aged 84)
Tallahassee, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Anne Livingston
Profession Lawyer

Mallory E. Horne (April 17, 1925 – April 30, 2009) was the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and President of the Florida Senate, becoming the third person in state history to do so, after Ion Farris and Philip Dell.

Background[edit]

Horne was a United States Army Air Forces pilot during World War II. Mallory Horne attended the University of Florida, and he served as the Chancellor of the Student Government Honor Court in 1949.[1]

Becoming a lawyer, Horne opened his own practice in Tallahassee, Florida and was elected as Statewide president of the Junior Bar of Florida (for lawyers under the age of 36).

Political career[edit]

Horne served in the Florida State Legislature, rising to the positions of Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and President of the Florida State Senate.

Horne was the second post-Reconstruction person to serve as both speaker of the House and president of the Senate, after Ion Farris. He was credited as "chiefly responsible for keeping the state capital in Tallahassee against an effort to move it [south] to Orlando".[2]

Horne left the Legislature after an unsuccessful run for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in 1974, working as a lawyer and a lobbyist.

Scandal[edit]

Horne was tried and acquitted in 1985 on charges of money laundering when federal investigators alleged that he had smuggled marijuana into the United States from the Cayman Island on the twin-engine airplane he piloted.[3]

Family[edit]

Mallory married Anne Livingston in 1944. They later had two sons, Mallory, Jr. and David.

Death[edit]

Mallory Horne died from lung cancer, aged 84, on April 30, 2009.[4] He was survived by his wife, his son Mallory, Jr., and a stepson, Don. He was predeceased by his son, David Horne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Florida Student Government website
  2. ^ Obituary #1
  3. ^ Obituary #2
  4. ^ "Mallory E. Horne". Legacy. Retrieved 4 November 2016.