Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Arthur England Jr. has died. He was 80.
England's wife said he died Thursday surrounded by family at his home in Coral Gables.
Arthur served as a justice on the Florida Supreme Court for six years, from 1975 to 1981. He had his own practice at the time of his death.
England was a special tax counsel to the Florida House of Representatives in the early 1970s, helping craft a proposed corporate profits tax.
He was one of the final Florida Supreme Court justices to be elected by the voters, and led the development of a program to use the interest on lawyers' trust accounts for their clients to pay for legal services for the poor.