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Former governor Mandel honored at Maryland State House

Former governor Mandel honored at Maryland State House

Wearing a collared white shirt and yellow glasses, Reginald Tongue Sr. stood out from the crowd of politicians in their suits and dresses. But standing a few feet away from his old boss, former Gov. Marvin Mandel, Annapolis resident Tongue's admiration for the man was no lesser. "His heart was bigger than the title," said Tongue, who worked as a driver and bodyguard for Mandel in the 1980s. Mandel, who died Sunday at 95, lay in repose for 10 hours Wednesday in the Maryland State House. Friends, family and politicians came to remember the man who influenced them. Tongue fondly remembers driving Mandel to Chick & Ruth's Delly for dinner, picking up his lunch and...

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