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Lloyd Brown, a bio
Lloyd Brown spent his entire working life in the newspaper business. He delivered papers as a kid, then went to work at the Tampa Tribune at the age of 16, right out of high school. A year later, he moved to Jacksonville to attend college and got a job as copy boy in the newsroom of the Jacksonville Journal. At the age of 19, he was offered a job as a reporter. He covered every beat, including politics and the Legislature. Along the way, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Florida National Guard and got a college degree in political science from the University of North Florida. After a stint as city editor, he became an editorial writer, moving to the Florida Times-Union, where he became editorial page editor in 1993, and retired in 2004. His last editorial was the paper’s endorsement of President George W. Bush for re-election.