Bill Nelson Speaking at the University of Central Florida, 2012

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Bill Nelson Speaking at the University of Central Florida, 2012

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Bill Nelson at UCF


Orlando (Fla.)
Democratic Party
Elections--United States
Senators (United States)


Bill Nelson (b. 1942) speaking at a political rally at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, on October 29, 2012. The rally was hosted by the UCF College Democrats and held on behalf of President Barack Obama (b. 1961), who was campaigning for his re-election bid in the Presidential Election of 2012. President Obama was originally scheduled to speak at the rally, but had to cancel due to emergency relief needs for Hurricane Sandy in the northeast. Former President Bill Clinton (b. 1946) and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist (b. 1956) also spoke at the rally. President Obama went on to win re-election, defeating his Republican opponent, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (b. 1947).

At the time that this photograph was taken, Senator Nelson was a Democratic Senator in the U.S. Senate, representing the State of Florida since 2001. Nelson originally began his political career in the Florida House of Representatives, serving from 1973 to 1979. From 1979 to 1991, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives. In January of 1986, Nelson flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia, becoming the second sitting member of the U.S. Congress to fly in space. In 1990, he retired from Congress to run for Governor of Florida, but was defeated by Lawton Chiles (1930-1998). He then served as the Florida State Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, and Fire Marshal from 1995 to 2001, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate.


Cepero, Laura Lynn


Original color digital images by Laura Lynn Cepero, October 29, 2012: Private Collection of Laura Lynn Cepero.

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Cepero, Laura Lynn

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Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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4 color digital images


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Memory Mall, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

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Originally created by Laura Lynn Cepero.

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Copyright to this resource is held by Laura Lynn Cepero and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Cepero, Laura

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External Reference

"NELSON, Clarence William (Bill), (1942 - )." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
"Biographical Data: BILL NELSON (SENATOR): PAYLOAD SPECIALIST." Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
"Biography." United States Senate.



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