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Former state Rep. Carl Ogden dies

Carl OgdenFormer state Rep. Carl Ogden, who represented Jacksonville in the House for 20 years, died Tuesday in Tallahassee. He was 84.

Ogden was dean of the House when he left the Legislature in 1988 and worked for former Gov. Lawton Chiles as director of the State Employees Insurance Division for three years. Ogden and his wife, Gage, moved to a 226-acre farm near Monticello, just east of Tallahassee, where they raised horses. Ogden also spent his years in semi-retirement lobbying for the PGA Tour, Ladies Professional Golf Association and Bert Rodgers Schools of Real Estate.

Ogden attempted a return to the legislature in 2000, when he unsuccessfully ran for the sprawling rural North Florida district then held by Rep. Janegale Boyd, who was running for the Senate. He lost in the primary.

A memorial service is set for Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Culley’s Memorial Funeral Home in Tallahassee. 

Photo: Florida Memory Project

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