Mayor Carl T. Langford's Bugle

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Title

Mayor Carl T. Langford's Bugle

Alternative Title

Mayor Langford's Bugle

Subject

Orlando (Fla.);
Mayors--Florida
Music--Florida

Description

Mayor Carl T. Langford's (1918-2011) bugle. Langford served as mayor from 1967 to 1980, succeeding a recently deceased Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967) at the helm of the City Beautiful. A businessman by trade, Mayor Langford had no previous political experience whatsoever when he took over as mayor. Mayor Carr had been a well-loved figure in Orlando politics and many had opposed Langford in his bid to succeed him. Mayor Langford was famous for his open door policy, through which he encouraged any and all citizens who had a concern to come and see him. Mayor Carr had created the Human Relations Committee and the Inter-Racial Advisory Committee to provide Orlando with a model group of individuals who would deal with race relations and provide a new sense of community. Mayor Langford appointed Robert Joseph Chewning, a political opponent, to the position of Chief of Police for the Orlando Police Department (OPD). Chief Chewning would go on to completely modernize the Orlando Police Department including the desegregation of officers and the appointment of the first black police lieutenant in Orlando. Mayor Langford worked to obtain raises for the police force and to make it easier for African Americans to join the police and fire departments. Mayor Langford's legacy also includes the development of the Orlando International Airport, which was initially the McCoy Air Force Base. At midnight on his final day as mayor, Langford, a former boy scout, played "Taps" on the bugle on the steps of city hall.

Source

Original bugle: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1967-1980

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

98.8 KB

Medium

1 bugle

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Rahnavard, Ali
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Schlueb, Mark. "Tribute will mark Orlando visionary Frederick's 50 years of public service." The Orlando Sentinel, October 19, 2013. Accessed March 10, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-10-19/news/os-bill-frederick-legacy-20131019_1_public-service-orlando-arena-50-year.
Schlueb, Mark and Weiner, Jeff. "Carl Langford: Former Orlando mayor led city during period of tremendous growth." The Orlando Sentinel, July 9, 2011. Accessed March 10, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-07-09/news/os-obit-carl-langford-20110709_1_mayor-buddy-dyer-carl-langford-longest-serving-mayor.
Langford, Carl. Hizzoner the Mayor. Orlando, Fla: Chateau Pub, 1976.

Transcript

MAYOR LANGFORD'S BUGLE
... Sounded his 1980 "Taps"
from City Hall steps

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