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Francis Philip Fleming
Birth: Sep. 28, 1841
Panama Park
Duval County
Florida, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1908
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA

15th Florida Governor. At the commencement of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served with the 2nd Florida Infantry Regiment, which assembled in Jacksonville, Florida, and subsequently fought numerous battles in Virginia. During his term of service, he achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After the war, Fleming studied law, and became a partner in a Jacksonville law firm. He entered politics as a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, a position he held for a number of years. In 1888 he won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and was elected Governor of Florida serving one four-year term. During his tenure, the State Board of Health was founded due to the Yellow Fever crisis that enveloped most of the state. In addition, under his leadership, the Florida Railroad Commission was abolished, state revenues were regulated, educational programs were restructured, and a commission was created to supervise state land grants for an Indian reservation. After leaving office, he continued his practice of law. He served as president of the Florida Historical Society in 1907. After a long illness, he passed away in 1908. (bio by: Angela Tooley) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lewis Michael Fleming (1798 - 1862)
  Margaret Fleming (1813 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Floride Lydia Pearson Fleming (1843 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  (child) Fleming*
  Margaret Seton Fleming (1872 - 1877)*
  Peyre Gaillard Fleming (1877 - 1877)*
  Floride Lydia Fleming (1879 - 1880)*
 
 Siblings:
  Louis Isadore Fleming (1827 - 1888)**
  Augustina Fleming Stephens (1831 - 1900)**
  Charles Seton Fleming (1839 - 1864)*
  Francis Philip Fleming (1841 - 1908)
  Frederic Alexander Fleming (1845 - 1917)*
  William Henry Fleming (1847 - 1922)*
  Matilda Fleming McRae (1849 - 1922)*
  Isabel Frances Fleming Sudlow (1855 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Jacksonville City Cemetery
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Plot: From main entrance, grave is at immediate right.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Angela Tooley
Record added: Jun 30, 2003
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Francis Philip Fleming
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Apr. 2, 2015
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