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Our say: Mandel's accomplishments live after him

Our say: Mandel's accomplishments live after him

All of us deserve to be remembered at our best, and with Marvin Mandel, who died Sunday afternoon at age 95, that should be easy. His best was very good indeed. Given the extent of the reorganization of state government Mandel smoothly pulled off before federal corruption charges sent him to prison and embarrassed Marylanders, you can make a case he was the most effective and important governor of the last half of the 20th century – and one of the most important of all time. As the speaker of the House of Delegates, the native Baltimorean found himself in the right place at the right time when Maryland Gov. Spiro Agnew became vice president in 1969. There was no lieutenant governor...

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