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Wayne Mixson
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39th Governor of Florida
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 6, 1987
Lieutenant Vacant
Preceded by Bob Graham
Succeeded by Bob Martinez
12th Lieutenant Governor of Florida
In office
January 2, 1979 – January 3, 1987
Governor Bob Graham
Preceded by Jim Williams
Succeeded by Bobby Brantley
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
March 28, 1967 – November 7, 1978
Preceded by Seat created
Succeeded by Sam Mitchell
Constituency 11th district (1967—1972)
7th district (1972—1978)
Personal details
Born
John Wayne Mixson

(1922-06-16)June 16, 1922
New Brockton, Alabama
Died July 8, 2020(2020-07-08) (aged 98)
Tallahassee, Florida
Political party Democratic (until 2012)
Republican (after 2012)
Spouse(s)
Margie Grace (m. 1947)
Alma mater University of Florida (BBA)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Battles/wars World War II

John Wayne Mixson (June 16, 1922 – July 8, 2020) was an American politician. He was born in New Brockton, Alabama, but was raised in Jackson County, Florida. He was a democrat.

He served in Florida's House of Representatives. In 1978 he was elected a lieutenant governor (deputy governor) to governor Bob Graham. They were reelected in 1982. Mixson served as lieutenant governor from 1979 to 1987. During his second term he was also state Secretary of Commerce. In 1987, Graham resigned from office to become U.S. Senator. Mixson was sworn in as governor for three days, from January 3 to January 6, when governor-elect Bob Martinez (Rep.) took over.

During the 2004 presidential election, Mixson crossed party lines to endorse the re-election of President George W. Bush.

Mixson died on July 8, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 98.

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