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Lee Weissenborn
Member of the Florida House of Representatives for Dade County

In office
1963–1966
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 41st district

In office
1967–1971[1]
Personal details
Born (1929-03-19)March 19, 1929
St. Louis, Missouri
Died May 7, 2017(2017-05-07) (aged 88)
Palmetto Bay, Florida
Political party Democratic
Occupation attorney

Lee Edward Weissenborn (March 19, 1929 – May 7, 2017) was an American former politician in the state of Florida.

Biography[]

Lee was born in Missouri and came to Florida in 1938. He attended the University of Florida and was an attorney.[2] He also served in the United States Marine Corps. Weissenborn served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1963 to 1966, as a Democrat, representing Dade County.[3][4] He was elected to the Florida Senate where he served as a distinguished member who was largely responsible for legislation to regulate and protect the migrant farm worker population in then highly agricultural Florida. Weissenborn ran for Congress in 1972 unsuccessfully. Senator Weissenborn is probably best known for his efforts to move the state Capitol from Tallahassee to Central Florida. Although his efforts failed, he is considered chiefly responsible for the construction of a new Florida Capitol building, which has a memorial plaque dedicated to him and acknowledging his role in it.[citation needed] He died in Palmetto Bay, Florida on May 7, 2017 at the age of 88.[5][6]

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