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Gov. Mandel's family, fellow politicos bid him 'Sine die'

Gov. Mandel's family, fellow politicos bid him 'Sine die'

To those who followed him into the governor's mansion, Marvin Mandel was a wise and generous adviser — regardless of your party. To all manner of local, state and federal officeholders who gathered for his funeral in Baltimore on Thursday, he was a master technician of their game. And to his family? Marvin Mandel was the grandfather who would stay up late if you needed to talk and the avid sports fan so devoted to his Maryland Terps that a missed free throw once made him bite his ever present pipe in half. "Farewell, and sine die," former Congressman Kweisi Mfume said in one of multiple fond eulogies to Mandel, who died Sunday at 95. Using the Latin phrase for...

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