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6 months 1 hour ago U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins with President Ronald Reagan

Senator Paula Hawkins and her husband Gene, pictured with their family and President Ronald Reagan.

Pictured from left to right: Senator Paula Hawkins, Kelley Hawkins (McCoy), Jean Hawkins, Kevin Hawkins, Gene Hawkins, President Ronald Reagan, Genean McKinnon, and Joel McKinnon. 

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6 months 1 hour ago 1980 Senate Primary Results with Paula Hawkins

United States Senator Paula Hawkins became the first woman elected to the United States Senate based on her own attributes and the first woman to be a senator from Florida.

Listen as her husband, Gene Hawkins, describes her the election primary in this excerpt from an oral history interview with WWII veteran Gene Hawkins at Villa Serena May 15, 2017.

LISTEN Part V (19:02)

I'm just going to tell you, these other fellas, including Lou Frey, have been running for, I'd say...

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6 months 4 hours ago Congressional Accomplishments of United States Senator Paula Hawkins

In 1980, Paula Hawkins became the first woman elected to the United States Senate based on her own attributes and the first woman to be a senator from Florida.

Listen as her husband, Gene Hawkins, describes some of the congressional accomplishments of United States Senator Paula Hawkins in this excerpt from an oral history interview with WWII veteran Gene Hawkins at Villa Serena on May 15, 2017.

LISTEN Part VI (21:34)

Legislation by Senator Paula Hawkins

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6 months 2 hours ago U. S. Senator Paula Hawkins at the Commissioning of USS Florida

United States Senator Paula Hawkins delivering the principal address at the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS Florida (SSBN-728) June 18, 1983. 

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6 months 4 hours ago Post Office for United States Senator Paula Hawkins

IN 2010, THE U.S.. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVED A RESOLUTION designating a post office in Maitland, Florida, as the "Paula Hawkins Post Office Building." The bill to rename the post office was sponsored by Paula's close associate John Mica (R-Florida), who was elected to Congress in 1992. Quoted from the book, REMEMBERING SENATOR PAULA HAWKINS, 1927-2009. 

Listen as Gene Hawkins, describes the dedication of the post office in honor of his wife Senator Paul Hawkins in this excerpt...

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6 months 3 hours ago United States Senator Paula Hawkins, 1980

 United States Senator Paula Hawkins became the first woman elected to the United States Senate based on her own attributes and the first woman to be a senator from Florida.

Listen as her husband, Gene Hawkins, describes  her  election debate at Rollins College in this excerpt from an oral history interview with WWII veteran Gene Hawkins at Villa Serena May 15, 2017. 

LISTEN Part V (19:02) 

I'm just going to tell you, these other fellas, including Lou Frey, have been...

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6 months 4 hours ago Senator Paula Hawkins and President Ronald Reagan signing the Missing Children's Act

President Ronald Reagan signed the Missing Children's Act into law on October 12, 1982. 

Listen as Gene Hawkins describes the landmark work  of his wife, United States Senator Paula Hawkins, for the Missing Children's Bill in this excerpt from an oral history interview with WWII Veteran Gene Hawkins at Villa Serena on May 15, 2017.

LISTEN Part V (19:02) 

She had ideas of what she wanted to do. And, at that time, you know, John Walsh, his son had just gone missing in a...

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6 months 5 hours ago Paula Hawkins Campaigning for the United States Senate

Paula Hawkins, center, with her husband Gene and family at a Pensacola, Florida campaign event, November 3, 1980.

Pictured from left to right are: Genean and Joel McKinnon, Gene and Paula Hawkins, and Kevin and Jean Hawkins.

In 1980 Paula Hawkins became the first woman elected to the United States Senate based on her own attributes and the first woman to be a senator from Florida.

Listen as her husband, Gene Hawkins describes Paula Hawkins' campaign work in this excerpt...

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6 months 7 hours ago Gene and Paula Hawkins on their Wedding Day

Gene and Paula Hawkins wedded on September 5, 1947 in Logan, Utah.

Listen as World War II veteran Gene Hawkins describes the source of the silk used for the wedding gown worn by Paula Hawkins in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Mr. Hawkins at Villa Serena on May 15, 2017.

LISTEN Part I (18:18) (Text highlights from audio.)

And a little side bar story, at one of those plants, a colonel gave me a parachute... and maybe you know that Japanese silk that...

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1 month 3 weeks ago Oral History Interview with Joseph Paul Stine, Part IV

Oral history interview with Joseph Paul Stine at the Orlando Public Library on December 12, 2017.

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