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Inside the Statehouse

STEVE FLOWERS: The story of Floyd Mann (column)

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Steve Flowers - INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Steve Flowers served 16 years in the state Legislature. Reach him atwww.steveflowers.us.

MONTGOMERY — One of the legendary figures in Alabama political lore is Floyd Mann.

Col. Mann was public safety director for two governors. His lifetime friend, John Patterson, made him his public safety director while he was governor, 1958-1962 and Gov. Albert Brewer chose Mann to be his director while he was governor, 1968-1970.