Arizona Capitol Museum to open exhibit on ex-Gov. Symington

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Arizona Capitol Museum rotunda (Source: Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records) Arizona Capitol Museum rotunda (Source: Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records)
PHOENIX (AP) -

The Arizona Capitol Museum is about to open an exhibit on the life of former Gov. Fife Symington.

The exhibit opens 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the museum's annex located at 1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix.

The museum says personal mementoes and a trove of family history items that Symington found in a trunk belonging to his mother form the exhibit's centerpiece. Other items include political campaign material and Symington's Bronze Star from his military service during the Vietnam War.

Symington, a Republican, was elected governor in a 1991 runoff. He won re-election in 1994 but resigned in 1997 after being convicted in a bank fraud case stemming from his real estate business.

His fraud conviction was later overturned and he was then pardoned by President Bill Clinton in 2001.

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