Tampa, FL October 10, 2012 - Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement on the passing of Sam Gibbons:
"Sam Gibbons was an iconic figure in Tampa politics. He was the product of a time and place in American politics where your word mattered, civility was the currency, and country came before party. His enduring legacy will be the many graduates of the University of South Florida, which is a world-class university today because of his tireless efforts."
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