- Associated Press - Monday, August 31, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former Gov. Marvin Mandel will lie in repose at the Maryland State House this week, a day before his funeral.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s office Monday announced the viewing will be open to the public Wednesday.

Mandel, a Democrat, died Sunday. He was 95.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at Sol Levinson & Bros. Funeral Home in Pikesville.

Mandel was governor from 1969 to 1979. He also speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates before serving as governor.

Mandel is widely viewed as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. His political legacy was clouded by his 1977 conviction on mail fraud charges for selling the powers of his office, though his sentence was commuted after serving 19 months in federal prison. The conviction was overturned.

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