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David Coin stands in for Lawton Chiles, then U. S. Senator and later Governor of Florida, who was the 1980 Honoree of the Thomas Jefferson Award for his work in getting the Sunshine Law of open door politics passed first in Florida, and eventually in every state and at the National level. Note: There are some tape malfunctions in the course of the speeches and presentation.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Senator Lawton Chiles

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: 1980



Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Introduction, Thomas Jefferson, Characteristics, Beliefs, Accomplishments, Eighth award given, Previous recipients, Lawton Chiles, 1980 honoree, Senior Senator from Florida, Qualifications, Accomplishments, Federal Sunshine Law, First introduced (August 1972), Reintroduced (1973 and 1975), Final passage (September 1976), Federal Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, Brodant lobby disclosure bill (1979), Acceptance speech , [Hard to decipher recording of a tape.], Coin, David, President of Common Cause, Active in organization since 1971, Accomplishments, Stand-in for Chiles, Acceptance speech (by David Coin), Importance of leadership, Bill passed unanimously, Open pattern for Senatorial meetings, Value of stamina and persistence, Laws don's self-execute, Criteria essential for democracy, Support for open society, Four aspects of accountability, Sunshine Law, Clean campaign financing, Lobby disclosure, Abscam, Sunshine Law, Spirit of the Law, Guidelines for implementing it

Tape 1, Side 2: Statistics of PAC money, Baker filibuster, Lobbying, Campaign financing, Limits on PACs, Abscam scandal, Informing principals, Leon Jaworksi, Phillip Lacavora, (Speech ends), Dr. Graves speaks, Letter read, Don Wallington

Tape 2, Side 1: Bill Ross speaks, Senator Chiles speaks, Experience with closed-system government, Public thoughts, Support, (Some tape malfunctions)

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970-1980

Bulk Dates: 1970s

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