STATES & CITIES: Done Up Classy in Tallahassee

By midmorning, despite a drizzling rain, one of the biggest crowds in Tallahassee's history was standing in front of Florida's steepled old state capitol. Democrat Fuller Warren, onetime farm boy from Calhoun County's peanut and sweet-potato country, was about to be inaugurated governor—belly laugh, handshake, campaign promises and all. The folks expected a good show. They got it.

The rain forced dignified Governor Millard F. Caldwell to cut short a resume of his administration. But it stopped as soon as the new man, handsome, greying, jovial Fuller Warren, stepped up. Warren was...

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