George Smathers, U.S. senator from Florida, Jan. 20

Politics and GovernmentFidel CastroThurgood MarshallJohn F. KennedyWilliam ProxmireLobbyingMartin Luther King Jr.
George Smathers, U.S. senator from Florida, Jan. 20 U.S. Sen. George A. Smathers, a dashing South Florida politician who forged friendships with presidents, waged war against communism, resisted civil rights legislation and was an early voice cautioning of Fidel Castro's rise to power in... AP, file
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